[MARMAM] Volunteer Positions Available

Wendy Schrader wjschrader at yahoo.com
Sat May 24 12:34:53 PDT 2008

Volunteer positions are available to assist with
dusky dolphin behavioural ecology research in
Kaikoura, New Zealand. Field work will be conducted
from a dedicated research vessel and tour vessels.
Boat work is weather dependent and volunteer
positions will include data entry, photo-id matching
and analysis tasks.  

Volunteers will gain experience in dolphin
photo-identification techniques, behavioural data
collection and analysis, and small boat handling. 
Previous experience is not necessary, but flexibility
and the ability to work in a variety of conditions at
sea is a must.  

Volunteers will be asked to commit to the project for
1-2 months and will be responsible for their own
food, housing ($140-$200 NZ per week) and
transportation.  Positions are available from Sept
1st-Oct 15th, Nov 20th-Dec 20th and Jan 20th-March
31st, 2009.

To apply for the position please submit a cover
letter summarizing any related experience and
approximate dates of availability to
Wendy.Markowitz at yahoo.com.  For full consideration
please enclose a copy of your C.V. with email
addresses and phone numbers for three professional

Wendy Markowitz, Ph.D. Candidate
Ecology Department, Massey University
Dusky Dolphin Research Project
Edward Percival Field Station
The Esplanade
Kaikoura, New Zealand


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