[MARMAM] Volunteer Positions Sperm Whales and Tourism New Zealand

Wendy Markowitz wendy.markowitz at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 3 19:35:21 PDT 2010

We are looking for volunteers to participate in the Sperm 
        Whales and Tourism research project at Kaikoura, New Zealand.  Data 
        are collected from multiple platforms including shore, tour vessels, 
        aircraft, and research vessel based platforms.  Skills that will be 
        obtained include behavioural and acoustic data collection from a 
        research vessel, behavioural data collection from shore using a 
        surveyor's theodolite, collection of photographic, video and behavioural 
        data from aircraft and tour vessels, and additional research tasks and 
        data entry and analyses.

We are seeking candidates with previous 
        experience working with cetaceans from research vessels or from shore, 
        although prior experience is not required.  You must be comfortable 
        working in the field in a variety of conditions and with a large, 
        international team of scientists and students.

The next field 
        season begins July 15th and runs through October 2010.  
        Additional field seasons include Dec-Feb and April-June 
        2011.  Minimum duration to volunteer is two months, with 
        a 3-month commitment preferred.

Project funding is limited and 
        you must be able to provide your own transportation to the field site, 
        housing, food and cell phone (limited communications costs with the 
        research team leader will be covered).  Information on the cost of 
        housing in New Zealand can be found at 

To apply, please provide a letter of 
        interest, C.V. and contact information for 3 references to:  manuelpinguinhas at gmail.com with a copy to ophelie.sagnol at hotmail.fr.

Thank you,

Manuel Fernandes and Ophélie Sagnol

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