[MARMAM] Namibian Dolphin Project
bmcgovern100 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 11 06:48:09 PDT 2015
The Namibian Dolphin Project (NDP) is looking for volunteers from
September to November/December 2015 to help conduct cetacean research
in Walvis Bay, Namibia.
Walvis Bay is home to two resident populations of dolphin; Heaviside’s
and bottlenose, other cetacean species regularly occur in the bay but
the majority of data collected concerns these two species.
Volunteers are expected to work ~ 30 hours per week and will help
conduct vessel-based cetacean surveys (1 per week), strandings surveys
and land based bird surveys. The option to conduct surveys on dolphin
watching tour boats also occurs on occasion. The majority of time will
also be spent in the office processing/analysing photo-ID and acoustic
data while manning the public education centre.
Applicants should be enrolled in, or hold, a bachelor’s degree, or
have sufficient work experience in a related field (biology, zoology,
oceanography, marine biology, environmental sciences, animal sciences,
veterinary medicine, etc.). Volunteers must be experienced in MS
Office, be self-motivated and responsible, able to work independently,
have good organizational and communication skills and perform as part
of a team.
The position is a great opportunity for students or recent graduates
to join dedicated scientists who are conducting cetacean research in a
dynamic and poorly studied area. As part of this program, volunteers
are extremely important members of the team and will be immersed in
all aspects of the project. They will gain experience in a range of
field and analytical techniques relevant to marine mammal research.
To cover accommodation, food and training costs, there is a monthly
cost associated with this position. To apply, or for further
information, please send a CV and a cover letter outlining why you are
interested, your relevant experience and your dates of availability to
Barry McGovern on nam.dolphin.edu at gmail.com.
<https://lists.uvic.ca/mailman/listinfo/marmam> Please include “NDP
Volunteer” in the subject heading. Places are limited so preference
will be given to volunteers who can commit to longer time periods.
Namibian Dolphin Project, PO Box 5209, Walvis Bay, Namibia
Phone: +264 81 236 0858 (Mob Namibia) +353 85 826 8786 (Mob Ireland)
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