[MARMAM] Internships/volunteers for cetaceans surveys in Madeira Island

Museu da Baleia da Madeira geral at museudabaleia.org
Wed Dec 21 04:37:50 PST 2011


The Madeira Whale Museum (MBM) is seeking internships/volunteers for the
year 2012 to collaborate within the project  CETACEOSMADEIRA II (
<http://www.cetaceos-madeira.com> www.cetaceos-madeira.com). This is a
research project being conducted at Madeira Island (Portugal)  that aims to
identify areas of importance for the bottlenose dolphin and  propose
mangement measures to a sustainable development , making the human
activities compatible with this purpose. The establishment of these areas
will  reinforce the ecological importance of the marine areas of the Natura
2000 Network in the Atlantic, especially in the Macaronesia region.
To achieve this goal, systematic nautical surveys are being carried out in
the coastal waters of Madeira archipelago. Besides these surveys, the sea
effort  also includes random nautical surveys in areas previously identified
as potentially important for the bottlenose dolphin.

The surveys are carried out  on board the 18-meter MBM research yacht
Ziphius and all the sightings of cetaceans and other relevant information,
is recorded on a computer linked to a GPS.

Duties include:
 - Learn all research protocols;
 - Entry data in real time;
 - Working for long hours at sea (sometimes from sunrise to sunset);
 - Entry data while in the office;
 - Assist with photo-id work;
 - Assist with strandings;
 - Land based surveys.

Candidates must be available for at least two months and need to provide for
their own accommodation, travel and  food expenses.

Previous experience in the field is preferred but not  required. 


To apply, send an email to  <mailto:geral at museudabaleia.org>
geral at museudabaleia.org with name, contact information,  availability and an
updated CV. 


Best Regards,


Serviços Administrativos



Museu da Baleia da Madeira

Rua da Pedra D’ Eira

9200-031 Caniçal


Telef. 291 961 858/9

Fax: 291 961 861


 <http://www.museudabaleia.org/> www.museudabaleia.org 


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