[MARMAM] Volunteer/Intern Position for Whale Research Station North Coast BC

Hermann Janie cetacealab at gmail.com
Thu Feb 5 14:18:28 PST 2015

Cetacea Lab is a whale research facility located along the remote north
coast of British Columbia. We are accepting applications for the 2015 field
season from May until the end of September. All positions are for 1 to 2
month duration. These are volunteer/intern positions to help with the
collection of data on the habitat use and abundance of northern
resident/transient killer whales, humpback and fin whales. Both the lab and
out camp are located in areas of high abundance of all 3 species. Due to
our remote location applicants need to be in good physical condition, able
to participate with the daily routine of living off the grid and
comfortable sleeping in a tent in the wilderness of BC. There is a lot of
hard work that will come with this position as well the opportunity to
observe whales in their natural habitat on a regular basis. There are no
roads, very limited Internet access, and power is completely off the grid.

-       Daily shifts involve scanning for whales, documenting all sightings
and when possible to take identification pictures of whales

-       Listening and recording all whale vocalizations that are
transmitted to the lab facility from our network of hydrophone stations

-       Data entry from land based and marine vessel based surveys

-       Identification work of all whales from photographs taken in the

-       There will also be a lot of heavy lifting and moving over uneven
rocky terrain, chopping wood ( our only source of heat) and assistance with
the physical maintenance of the hydrophone stations.

-       Experience with carpentry, electronics, computers, acoustic
software programs and environmental communications would be a valuable
asset. Interested applicants should send a letter describing why they would
like to join our team, CV and letter of reference to cetacealab at gmail.com.
More information about our research can be found at www.forwhales.org

All the Best,

Hermann Meuter & Janie Wray
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