[MARMAM] Volunteer Position: Great Barrier Reef inshore dolphin project

Daniele Cagnazzi daniele.cagnazzi at scu.edu.au
Mon Apr 11 02:40:08 PDT 2016


CAPRICORN CETACEANS RESEARHC PROJECT IS URGENTLY SEEKING FIELD ASSISTANTS FOR RESEARCH ON INSHORE DOLPHINS IN THE GREAT BARRIER REEF, AUSTRALIA FOR MAY-SEPTEMBER 2016
Daniele Cagnazzi (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Marine Ecology Research Centre, SCU) is currently accepting applications for three volunteer positions, for the Capricorn Cetaceans Project for the Australian winter season from the 7 of May to the first week of September 2015.
I first want to apologise for the short notice of this message.

The primary aim of this project is to study inshore dolphin species primarily the Australian humpback dolphin and the Australian snubfin dolphin in the Southern Great Barrier Reef Queensland Australia. More information about past and on-going projects can be found at the project facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Capricorn-Cetaceans-Project-415778201812665/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel, project website http://www.capricorncetaceansproject.com/ and at the Marine Ecology Research centre website http://www.scu.edu.au/marine-ecology/index.php/33/

Field work include daily coastal surveys conducted on a 6m centre console vessel. During field work we will applied standard techniques normally applied in inshore dolphins studies. Additionally we will also collect skin samples using PAXARM biopsy system for an on-going genetic and toxicology analyses .



More detailed information on the project will be given directly during a Skype conversation.

While on land the team will share a house in Yeppoon and Laguna Quay Resort in Central Queensland. All accommodation costs are covered. Volunteers wil have to cover their food expenses at home while food and drinks on the boat are provided by the project.

This position is mainly for people with photo-identification experience, with a profound interest in cetaceans and a background in marine studies. This project offers the opportunity for undergraduate thesis.


Applications are considered for a minimum of two months but priority will be given to people applying for the entire period.




Daniele Cagnazzi, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Marine Ecology Research Centre

School of Environment, Science and Engineering

Southern Cross University

Lismore NSW 2480 Australia

Mobile 0428366838

Website: http://www.scu.edu.au/marine-ecology/index.php/33/

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