We reached out to the local angling community to form a collaboration with a shared goal: to keep the sharks and rays in South African waters, for generations to come.
When Amahle Fanelo began his journey with us through our Oceans Research Foundation, Sea the Change program, we never could have guessed how far he'd come. Not only has he embraced all aspects of our marine employability program, working extremely hard to learn these new skills, but he has done so well, that it actually led him to save a life, through the lifeguard training he underwent as part of the program.
Oceans Research has recently started a microplastics project, for our field research program. We use a purpose built trawl, called a LADI trawl, to gather debris from the ocean surface, that we later analyse for plastic particles.
Here’s a video showcasing our project:
Plastic pollution is a growing problem for our environment. One of the worst affected ecosystems, is our oceans.
How work-ready are you? Potential employers look at, besides your degree, your job-specific skills.
A field experience program gives you the opportunity to not only develop your skill sets to make you more employable, but also helps you contextualize what a career in marine research will look like down the road.
Read our FIVE STEPS to wisely choose a Marine Research Internship Program.