[MARMAM] Volunteers required

Claire Wallis cmwal at deakin.edu.au
Wed Sep 12 17:30:35 PDT 2007


Volunteers required for work on Australian fur seals (Arctocephalus 
pusillus doriferus)

Volunteers are required to assist PhD students from Deakin 
University, Victoria, Australia on projects studying the reproductive 
behaviours of Australian fur seals.   Volunteers will gain experience 
in behavioural observation techniques, photometric data collection, 
and capture and restraint of Australian fur seal pups.  Volunteers 
may also assist in remote and gas anaesthesia, and collection of 
blood and tissue samples, depending on the field trip.

Fieldwork will be carried 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.  Accommodation is basic (camping in 
tents) but is provided, all food will also be provided.   Volunteers 
will need to bring personal items such a clothes and sleeping bags.

The length of field trips vary from10 days to up to 20 days, trips 
will be carried out between the months of October and the end of 
December of this year.  Please direct all correspondence to;


Claire Wallis
PhD candidate
Deakin University
Email: cmwal at deakin.edu.au
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