[MARMAM] Internship opportunity with Mote Marine Lab Stranding Investigations Program

Gretchen Lovewell glovewell at mote.org
Tue Oct 3 06:15:23 PDT 2017

Mote's Stranding Investigations Program provides response to reports of 
marine mammal and sea turtle strandings 24-hours a day, seven days a 
week. Our response area is within the coastal waters of central 
southwest Florida. The program offers logistical support and assistance 
to state biologists in the verification, rescue and recovery of sick, 
injured or dead manatees. Live and dead cetaceans (whales and dolphins) 
and sea turtles are rescued and/or recovered and transported to Mote for 
rehabilitation or detailed post-mortem examination.

Interns will assist in responding to stranding calls, documenting 
stranding events and collecting samples and data. Interns will also 
assist researchers and program staff with other projects, such as sample 
processing, assisting in the Ruth DeLynn Cetacean Osteological 
Collection and general maintenance of stranding equipment. This position 
will involve both laboratory and field work assisting in the recovery 
and examination live and dead stranded animals. The majority of stranded 
animals reported are dead, beach-cast animals. Stranding response often 
occurs after hours and weekends, so interns should be prepared to work 
outside of normal business hours. Basic skills required are the ability 
to work independently, lift 50 pounds comfortably, follow procedural 
instructions and collect and record detailed information. Field and 
laboratory work will involve strenuous working conditions, including 
working in close proximity to and assisting with the sampling of large 
dead animals.

In office 5 days per week (including at least one weekend day), 8 hours 
per day (with occasional longer hours).

If you're interested, please begin your application process here: 
and email glovewell at mote.org and rhazelkorn at mote.org.   The deadline on 
the website has passed, but we have extended it for our program. We are 
looking for interns to start in December 2017 or January 2018.

Gretchen Lovewell
Program Manager
Stranding Investigations
Directorate of Marine Biology and Conservation
Mote Marine Laboratory
1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy
Sarasota, FL 34236
Office: 941-388-4441 ex 239
Cell: 941-374-3425
Pager: 941-988-0212
Fax: 941-388-4317

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