[MARMAM] Volunteer Opportunties Moreton Bay Dolphin Research Expedition

info at dolphinresearchaustralia.com info at dolphinresearchaustralia.com
Mon Apr 13 23:07:14 PDT 2015


MORETON BAY DOLPHIN RESEARCH PROJECT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Dolphin Research Australia Inc. is pleased to announce opportunities are now
open for participants to join our Moreton Bay Dolphin Research Expeditions
for one to two week durations between May and September 2015. The project
offers a unique learning experience for those passionate about dolphins and
the marine environment who want to contribute to increasing knowledge,
awareness and improving conservation efforts. 

The research project focuses on Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins and
Australian humpback dolphins and aims to assess and monitor the abundance
and health of these populations in the Moreton Bay Marine Park and South
East Queensland region.  Participants have the opportunity to join the
research team and have a hands-on and participatory experience working from
small research vessels whilst being based at the University of Queensland
Moreton Bay Research Station on the beautiful North Stradbroke Island
located near Brisbane, Australia.  Participants will assist in collecting
data on the behaviour, acoustics and habitat use of coastal dolphins.  

 

No previous experience is required and all training will be provided to
volunteers.  Volunteers, however, do need to have the following;

-          An enthusiastic and positive attitude

-          Willingness to learn and work with a small team

-          General interest in dolphin biology and ecology

-          Be able to work long-hours on a small vessel (not susceptible to
chronic sea sickness)

-          Ability to communicate fluently in English (both written and
oral)

-          Good fitness level (the work requires agility to work on small
vessels and participants will be required to regularly get on and off small
boats, move around the vessel whilst underway and at times in choppy
conditions)

We have positions available on numerous expeditions between May and
September 2015 for one-two week durations.  Please check our website
www.dolphinresearchaustralia.com or email us directly at
info(at)dolphinresearchaustralia.com for more information, prices and dates.


Kind Regards

Liz

Elizabeth Hawkins, PhD

Executive Officer

Founding Director

Dolphin Research Australia, Inc.

PO Box 1960

Byron Bay, NSW, 2481

E-mail: liz at dolphinresearchaustralia.com

Ph: 0407 646 069

Website: www.dolphinresearchaustralia.com
<http://www.dolphinresearchaustralia.com/> 

ABN: 42095866467

 

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