[MARMAM] Volunteers needed for cetacean survey in the Gulf of Cadiz, Spain

Sergi Pérez Jorge-CIRCE sergi at circe-asso.org
Fri Nov 11 07:18:18 PST 2005

Dear all,
apologies for cross-posting

CIRCÉ (Conservation, Information and Research on Cetaceans) is a non-profit organization which objectives are 
not only to conduct research on cetaceans, but also to actively participate in increasing awareness and education
of the public on the marine environment. For this reason, we have chosen to welcome research volunteers onboard

 CIRCE's vessel to assist the scientific crew in their studies on the cetaceans in the Strait of Gibraltar and the Gulf of Cadiz.

We are looking for volunteers from the 26th of November to the 15th of December, to help us in a research project. 
The project aims is to investigate the cetacean population inhabiting the Gulf of Cadiz. 
This survey will be a visual and acoustic survey, and the target species are common dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, harbour porpoises and killer whales. 
During this survey, all the crew will be onboard the research vessel Elsa, and will live onboard the vessel.

The volunteers will participate in the field and laboratory activities of the project.

Main tasks:

-Conduct boat-based line transect surveys. 
-Collect data on cetacean sightings and weather conditions. 
- Data entry for cetacean sightings. 
-Assist with photo-ID work and analysis 
-Assist with the porpoise detector equipment. 

No specific qualities are required, just a willing hand and a keen interest so that everyone has an enjoyable and convivial experience.

There is no compensation for this volunteer position and the successful applicants will be responsible 
for their food expenses during the time of the volunteering. Volunteers must arrange their own transportation to and from the research base in Pelayo (Algeciras).
The volunteers can stay in CIRCE's Centre.

Detailed information of CIRCE can be found in the following web page: 

To apply:

Please contact us by email at cv at circe-asso.org and include a copy of your CV detailing your background and relevant experience together.

Sincerely yours


Sergi Pérez
CIRCE Conservación Información y Estudio de Cetáceos 
C/Cabeza de Manzaneda 3 
Pelayo Algeciras-11390 España. 
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