Meet our Volunteers: Myrthe Bakker

Hi, I’m Myrthe. I am 20 years old and study biology in Almere, The Netherlands! 

As I’m currently in my third year I needed to find an internship abroad for my studies. I always have been very passionate about nature and animals in particular, which is why I want to protect them and pursue a career in animal conservation. So far, I have done various projects like butterfly and reptile surveys in the Netherlands.   
I have no experience (yet!) with marine biology but because I always have been interested in sea mammals, I wanted to find an internship that focuses on cetaceans to learn more about them and to see if it’s a field I would like to work in after I graduate. Also, I wanted to improve my research skills and get more experience with fieldwork. 
I am very excited to join DMAD and the MDR project because, not only will I learn a lot about cetaceans and marine biology, I will also get to stay in a beautiful country and meet new people from different countries and cultures. I think this internship will be quite the adventure, living in a country I have never been before, the road trips for land and boat surveys and of course discovering Montenegro on days off!
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