[MARMAM] Aquarium of the Pacific Fall Photo ID internship

Kera Mathes KMathes at LBAOP.ORG
Tue Jul 9 09:15:23 PDT 2013


The Aquarium of the Pacific seeks interns to assist the Boats Coordinator on collecting data and photos of cetaceans during our daily whale watching cruises, as well as interpreting data to guests at the Aquarium. Blue whales will be photo IDed to our partner's catalog. Typical sightings during this period include blue whales, fin whales, gray whales, and many different dolphin species. Other projects include assisting with data and photo processing for our new whale app.

Commitment: 15-20 hours/week for 16 weeks
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to

 *   Taking dorsal fin photos of animals encountered during daily cruises
 *   Maintain detailed data logs of sightings and enter them into ACCESS databases
 *   Answer questions and interpret for guests on board.
 *   Photo processing and IDing individual whales seen during daily trips
 *   Create a project to display to Aquarium guests using whale data

QUALIFICATIONS

 *   Must be 18 or over
 *   Major/ed in biology, marine biology, or conservation a plus
 *   Lift a maximum of 50 lbs

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

 *   Each applicant must have a broad knowledge of ecological and biological principles, especially those relating to marine habitats,
 *   Ability to spend many hours standing especially on a boat
 *   Experience working with digital SLR camera's a plus but not required
 *   Experience in data entry, preferably with Microsoft Access
 *   Comfortable speaking in front of large groups
 *   Have excellent oral and written communication skills
 *   Be able to demonstrate exceptional leadership qualities and work with a diverse group of people.

Please apply at http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/volunteer/college_internships/ by July 31, 2013

Kera Mathes
Education Specialist
Aquarium of the Pacific
(562) 951-1651
KMathes at lbaop.org<mailto:KMathes at lbaop.org>

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