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

CetaceaLab cetacealab at gmail.com
Fri Jan 8 09:48:13 PST 2016


Cetacea Lab is a whale research facility located along the remote north
coast of British Columbia, Canada. We are accepting applications for the
2016 field season from May until the end of September. All positions are
for 1 to 2 month duration. There is a weekly fee for food and
accommodation.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 physical work that will come with this position, you must be fit with
out any physical injuries. 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
field

-       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.
References will be contacted. More information about our research can be
found at www.forwhales.org

All the Best,

Hermann Meuter & Janie Wray
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