[MARMAM] Volunteers Needed Bottlenose Research

Jennifer Lewis jlewi006 at fiu.edu
Sun May 18 10:56:23 PDT 2014


The Tropical Dolphin Research Foundation is a 501c3 (www.tropicaldolphin.org
).

We need volunteer interns to work with us in the field during the month of
June off Key West, Florida. Work will involve (after training) help
collecting data on wild bottlenose dolphins, help with data entry and
analysis, and clean up maintenance of vessels/vehicles. During the
internship, education will be provided on marine mammal biology and
behavior in addition to seamanship skills and general field ecology (some
through evening lectures, some through hands on training).

The research project involves investigation of a unique feeding behavior
(mud plume feeding: Lewis, J and W. Schroeder. 2003. MUD PLUME FEEDING, A
UNIQUE FORAGING BEHAVIOR OF THE BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN IN THE FLORIDA KEYS.
Gulf of Mexico Science 21: 92-97.

The position is voluntary. Interns are responsible for travel, food and
lodging costs. TDRF locates a house where interns stay for the duration
with researchers. Interns can opt to stay for the duration (one month) or
shorter. We prefer a minimum of two weeks.

If interested, please forward the following to Dr. Jennifer Lewis ASAP:
CV with three academic references
A short one page letter describing your interest in this internship and
future goals.

jlewis at tropicaldolphin.org
www.tropicaldolphin.org
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