[MARMAM] Marine mammal internship 2017

James Stewart JStewart at LBAOP.ORG
Tue Oct 25 12:54:23 PDT 2016


Marine Mammal Photo ID Intership
Aquarium of the Pacific
www.aquariumofpacific.org<http://www.aquariumofpacific.org>
Long Beach, CA 90802

This intern will be responsible for assisting the Boats Coordinator on photo IDing blue whales, fin whales, and humpback whales during our daily whale watching cruises, as well as interpreting data to guests at the Aquarium.

Commitment: 15-20 hours/week for 15 weeks
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to
Taking dorsal and caudal fin photos of animals encountered during daily cruises
Maintain detailed data logs of sightings and enter them into ACESS databases
Answer questions and interpreting for guests on board.
Photo processing and IDi'ng individual whales seen during daily trips
Create a project to display to Aquarium guests using whale data

QUALIFICATIONS
Must be 18 or over
Major/ed in biology, marine biology, or conservation a plus
Lift a maximum of 50 lbs

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Each applicant must have a broad knowledge of ecological and biological principles, especially those relating to marine habitats,
Ability to spend many hours standing especially on a boat
Experience working with digital SLR camera's a plus but not required
Experience in data entry, preferably with Microsoft Access
Comfortable speaking in front of large groups
Have excellent oral and written communication skills
Be able to demonstrate exceptional leadership qualities and work with a diverse group of people.

Follow the following link to apply to our internships. Application window closes November 13, 2016 for the spring internship session. Internship runs January - April 2017

(http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/volunteer/college_internships/)


James Stewart
Education Coordinator
Aquarium of the Pacific
jstewart at lbaop.org<mailto:jstewart at lbaop.org>
562-951-1651

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