[MARMAM] Marine Mammal Observation (a chance to fund your own research)

Geomotive mail at geomotive.net
Mon Aug 13 04:04:16 PDT 2007

Job Title: Marine Mammal Observation (a chance to fund your own research)
Company : GeoMotive Inc.
Work Location: Gulf of Mexico

Would you like to fund your research without piles of paperwork? If
so, why not work for us as a Marine Mammal Observer (MMO) in the Gulf
of Mexico? You can earn $34,000 to $43,000 for 6 months work and still
have 6 months free for your own projects.

You will help us to ensure the protection of cetaceans and sea
turtles. You will work on seismic research vessels to ensure that all
operations comply with Marine Mammal Mitigation Legislation.

Duties include visual observation of Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles
(good vision essential), and written recording of animal sightings and
behaviour etc. (basic computer skills required). You will also need to
liaise with the vessel crew, so good communication and diplomacy
skills are essential.

Work is based on 6 week rotations. This means 6 weeks offshore working
every day, and then a 6 week rest period when you are free to do as
you like.

Rotations starting 26th of August and through Fall 2007. Travel to
vessel and home again arranged and prepaid, travel days paid,
meals/lodging paid, full insurance while working. No taxes withheld by
employer, individuals are responsible for reporting earnings to
relevant government bodies.

Candidates MUST have:

• US/Canadian residency or a US B1 OCS visa.

• At least a Bachelors degree in related field: Biology, Oceanology,
Zoology, etc.

• Proven offshore Marine Mammal observation experience (researchers,
whale watching guides, etc), and preferably Mitigation experience on a
seismic survey vessel or other offshore mitigation experience
(fisheries, conservation).

• Dedication to Marine Mammal research and conservation.

• Good diplomacy skills.

You will also need:

• Offshore medical
-We can provide information on how to get one.

• Offshore survival and Protected Species Observer training
-If you do not have this training you must be able to attend classes
26/27 August 2007 (application deadline for this training is 22 August).
Further training to be announced for September/October.

Qualified applicants please send CV and request an application form from:
MMO at geomotive.net

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