[MARMAM] Participate in cetacean surveys in Scotland

Peter Stevick 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 
Quarmby at
volunteercoordinator at hwdt.org

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