[MARMAM] Volunteers needed for work on Australian fur seals

Andrew James Hoskins andrex.hoskins at gmail.com
Tue Jun 26 21:16:29 PDT 2007


Volunteers are required to assist PhD students from Deakin University,
Victoria, Australia on projects studying the foraging behaviours of
Australian and New Zealand fur seals.  Volunteers will gain experience in
the capture and restraint of adult female, juvenile and pup Australian fur
seals.  Volunteers will also assist in gas anaesthesia, the attachment and
removal of data loggers, the collection of blood and tissue samples and the
remote chemical restraint of New Zealand fur seals for the purpose of
attaching or removing data loggers.

Fieldwork will be carries out on Kanowna Island, a remote island off the
coast of WIlsons Promontory, Victoria.  Life as well as work on the island
can be physically demanding and as such volunteers should be relatively fit
and healthy.  Volunteers will need to provide their own transport to and
from Tidal River, Wilsons Promontory; alternatively, carpooling may be able
to be arranged with other volunteers travelling down.  Accomodation is basic
(camping in tents) but is provided, all food will also be provided.
Volunteers will need to bring personal items such as clothes and sleeping
bags.

The length of field trips vary from 10 days to up to 20 days, trips will be
carried out between the months of July and September of this year with the
potential for positions to also be available for trips being carried out
during the summer months.

Please direct all correspondences (preferably via email) to:

Before July 7th
Andrew Hoskins
PhD candidate
Deakin University
Email: ajhos at deakin.edu.au
Mobile: 0403456738

Or after July 7th
Dr John Arnould
Senior lecturer
Deakin University
Email: jarnould at deakin.edu.au
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