The initial design and yearlong conversion of Tyba III , has resulted in a vessel fit for marine mammals research. With the emphasis placed on efficiency, comfort, communications and effective equipment redundancy; Tyba III  is fast becoming BDRI project’s cape caution workhorse. Tyba III has modern navigation, safety, research equipment and toilet facilities onboard.


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Additionally, the vessel is equipped with VHF, compass, two way radios, mobile phone, flashlights, flares and smoke signals, navigation lights, bell, rescue dinghy, life-rings, lifejackets, fire extinguishers, first-aid kit, anchor, nautical cards, radio-stereo, water pumps and a number of other safety devices. The research vessel meets all safety and inspection standards required by the Spanish Government and Coast Guard. Among the research equipment found onboard, we have a fish finder, echo sounder, surface water thermometer, GPS, anemometer, Secchi disk, binocular, digital time recorders, laser night vision monocular, computer, voice recorders, a rigid hull inflatable boat, stationary hydrophone with a professional digital recorder, headphones, loudspeakers, photographic and video equipment both for surface and underwater.


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So, if you want to be a part of this unique experience and are a person who is interested in going abroad and obtaining hands-on experience in dolphins research, boat based field work, intensive training while having fun and meeting people from all over the world, then you should consider to participate in one of our programs.


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