[MARMAM] Participate in cetacean surveys in Scotland
peter at hwdt.org
Thu May 3 07:51:34 PDT 2007
The Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust carries out visual and acoustic
cetacean surveys every summer from our research vessel, Silurian.
Participating in these surveys will give you the unique opportunity to learn
fundamental and essential cetacean research techniques from our experienced
team, including acoustic monitoring and photo identification. There is also
the opportunity to learn sailing skills.
HWDT has conducted cetacean surveys off west Scotland since 2003 to identify
key cetacean habitats and trends in relative abundance. We are at the
forefront of the development of acoustic monitoring for harbour porpoise. We
work closely with staff from the Sea Mammal Reseach Unit, St Andrews on data
collection and analysis, supporting ongoing PhD research projects through
SMRU on cetacean habitat preferences.
No specific experience is required to work onboard. However you should have
basic computing skills and be proficient in the English language.
Prices and dates for this 2007 surveys are as follows:
• July 11th – 19th (8 nights on board) £695
• July 20th – 31st (11 nights on board) £795
• August 1st – 12th (11 nights on board) £795
• September 4th – 12th (8 nights on board) £695
• September 23rd – October 4th (11 nights on board) £795
Prices cover all expenses during the project incl. all food, 11 (or 8)
nights accommodation on board our fully equipped 60ft sailing vessel, and
all scientific and sailing training.
Further information and how to apply can be found on our website
(www.hwdt.org), by phoning HWDT on +44 1688 302620 or by e-mailing Fiona
volunteercoordinator at hwdt.org
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