[MARMAM] CRRU 2012 field dates announced

Dr Kevin Robinson kev.robinson at crru.org.uk
Mon Jan 30 21:29:13 PST 2012

Each year, the Cetacean Research & Rescue Unit (CRRU) offers a number of
unique opportunities for a seasonal corps of trainees to join their field
projects in Gardenstown in Scotland and Trang in SW Thailand as contributing
members of the research and rescue team.

The field courses are run in the form of an 11-day educational placement,
and as a trainee with the CRRU you will have the opportunity to learn about
these mammals and their dynamic marine environment first hand - working
closely alongside a dedicated and knowledgeable team of biologists whilst at
the same time providing crucial support for the organisation's long-term
research programme. As you participate in ongoing field studies, you will
learn and apply the principles of field research design (accompanied by
structured lectures and field tuition), undertake training in marine mammal
rescue techniques, and gain a personal understanding of the conservation
issues which drive the research, rescue and conservation activities of this
small but estimable charity. 

Founded in 1997, the CRRU boasts over 70 scientific publications to date
(http://www.crru.org.uk/publications.asp). In cooperation with universities,
research institutions and other environmental organisations, current studies
focus on the key coastal cetacean species frequenting the outer Moray Firth
in NE Scotland - namely bottlenose dolphins, harbour porpoises and minke
whales - and the Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins of Trang in SW Thailand;
providing robust scientific data for the adoption of management measures and
effective conservation strategies for their future protection.

The most important requirements for participants are enthusiasm, the ability
and willingness to learn and work under often difficult (but rewarding)
field conditions, and the open-mindedness and sense of humour to work, live
and communicate with other people of mixed nationality, background and


For further details, including a full list of available team dates and
costs, please visit http://www.crru.org.uk/join_the_team.asp. A full project
briefing and booking forms are available by emailing us at:
info at crru.org.uk. 


With all best wishes and thanks


Dr. Kevin Robinson 

kev.robinson at crru.org.uk 


Cetacean Research & Rescue Unit | Whale and  Dolphin Research |
Environmental Education | Wildlife Rescue | Marine Conservation |
Consultancy | Web:  <http://www.crru.org.uk/> www.crru.org.uk

PO Box 11307, Banff AB45 3WB, Scotland ( +44 (0)1261 851696 | 13 M1 Koh Tao,
Suratthani 84360, Thailand ( +66 (0)872 634593 | Recognised Scottish Charity
No. SC 035473


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