[MARMAM] Photo ID Internship with Aquarium of the Pacific

Kera Mathes KMathes at LBAOP.ORG
Fri Mar 8 16:54:34 PST 2013


The Aquarium of the Pacific seeks interns to join the Marine Mammal Photo ID program for the summer months of 2013.  This intern will be responsible for assisting the Boats Coordinator on photo IDing blue whales, fin whales, and humpback whales during our daily whale watching cruises, as well as interpreting data to guests at the Aquarium.

Commitment: 15-20 hours/week for 15 weeks starting in Late May/Early June and lasting through August.

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 ACESS databases
Answer questions and interpreting for guests on board.
Photo processing and IDing individual whales seen during daily trips

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.

To apply, please visit http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/volunteer/college_internships/

Kera Mathes
Education Specialist
Aquarium of the Pacific
kmathes at lbaop.org
562-951-1651


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