We would like to thank all our volunteers who have contributed their time to keep WSORC running smoothly.
Meet Ellie ~
I’m Ellie from Brighton on the South Coast of England, and I’ve been travelling throughout Central America since the beginning of April this year.
I came abroad to spend some time volunteering for marine conservation projects as I feel passionately about the protection of our seas and making them sustainable for the future. It appears to me that people are becoming more aware of sustainable and ethical food practices in relation to livestock and crop growth, but are still quite unaware of the problems that are out of sight under the sea, so I wanted to get away and get involved in this field in some small way.
I started volunteering at WSORC in June and as general office duties, I have helped build an artificial reef, done beach clean-ups, and have enjoyed carrying out research dives to record the species and abundance of fish in Utila. I’ve also assisted on whale shark excursion trips and have been lucky enough to swim with them during my time here- I even got to name one shark that we added to the national whale shark database.
Utila suits me well because I get to live right by the sea like I do back home, and I get to go diving, my hobby for the last 9 years. I am hoping that when I get back home the experience I have gained at WSORC will enable me to get more involved in helping UK marine conservation projects back home in England.
Contact us about volunteer opportunities at: firstname.lastname@example.org, more information on our Volunteer page.
10/24/2012: Whale Shark Migration more >>
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07/05/2011: 54 souls, mostly new faces, braved the storm last night to pack the Utila Lodge Bar for Jon's weekly whale shark presentation. Thanks to everyone, especially Shawn and Kate Boyer from Miami who adopted a whale shark, for coming out... more >>Join mailing list >>