Join us on a 4-night cruise between Mallaig to Ullapool, taking in some of the most dramatic and wild coastal scenery the Western Highlands of Scotland has to offer, not to mention the wealth of wildlife it offers from sea to shore, such as dolphins, porpoise, eagles, otters and basking sharks.
Covering over seventy per cent of the earth’s surface, our oceans and seas are home to most of life on earth. Whilst we are all familiar with some aquatic species – sharks, sperm whales, dolphins and narwhales for example - scientists know that there is much we have yet to discover.
The cool North of Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Scotland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden and the Faroe Islands offers a wealth of breath-taking marine experiences. From deep-sea trips in Norway to scanning for cetaceans with the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust, the ocean offers huge potential for science-based travel adventures.
“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”
Introducing Marine Biology and Ocean Sciences
Marine biology is the study of life in the oceans and brackish waters, which ranges from archaea and bacteria to marine mammals, and includes organisms such as corals that affect the shape of the seafloor. This may also include human modifications to ocean biology, such as fisheries or the effects of overfishing.
Ocean sciences span the physics, chemistry, and biology of marine systems. The field encompasses ocean circulation, energy dissipation, marine biology, ecology, biogeochemical cycles, water mass formation and movement, ocean temperature and salinity, and marine carbon and carbonate chemistry.
Going beyond the superficial can be hard to achieve on mainstream holidays. We offer the opportunity to travel with purpose and satisfy your curiosity whilst encouraging respect and care for our natural world. All our experiences offer eco-tourism at their core.
WONDER SEEKERS scientific tourism travel adventures are designed for those who want more than scenic vistas (don’t worry, we have those too). Each trip is designed by passionate specialists who want to share their knowledge through immersive, experience-based learning in the subjects' most natural environment. It’s an exciting fusion of travel and science.
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