[MARMAM] Shelf edge survey Ireland.

Patrick Lyne plyne1 at eircom.net
Wed Jul 27 05:29:01 PDT 2016

Two places are available on an Irish Whale and Dolphin Group cetacean survey along the continental shelf edge from West of Ireland to Camaret, near Brest, in France and back departing Castletownbere on August 28th and returning to port in mid- September. The survey will record sightings, foraging behavior, photo id and acoustic data (using a towed PAM array) of all species encountered.  The survey will focus on baleen whales and their foraging behavior on the continental shelf edge.   Photo ID will be conducted for blue, sperm, and fin whales as well as bottlenose dolphins.  

The waters to be studied include the eastern Porcupine Seabight, south to the Whittard Canyon system.  We are looking for 2 people to join the team.  The first position is on offer to new researchers keen to get experience with a wide variety of species, while the other is available to a researcher experienced in the sampling of zooplankton sampling. A fee of €1300 is applicable and the successful applicants will be responsible for costs of travel to and from the port of departure. All food onboard will be covered by this fee.

For enquiries or further information contact Patrick Lyne on mmo at iwdg.ie.

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