Monica F. Blasi blasimf at yahoo.com
Sat Jan 6 04:16:49 PST 2018



Filicudi WildLifeConservation is a non-profit association involved in the research andconservation of cetacean species (bottlenose dolphin, striped dolphin and spermwhale) and the loggerhead sea turtle (Carettacaretta) in the Aeolian Archipelago (Southern Thyrrenian Sea, Italy). FilicudiWildLife Conservation also manage a First Aid for Sea Turtles (Turtle PointFilicudi) located in Filicudi island for the rescue and care of individuals foundwith problems in the Aeolian area. During summer Filicudi WildLife Conservationorganize research camps for students and volunteers to participate at themonitoring sessions for different research projects on cetaceans and seaturtles (http://www.filicudiconservation.com/index.php?en/202/research-camps-on-dolphins-and-sea-turtles).In addition, in this period, naturalistic excursion, snorkeling and educationalactivities are performed with the tourists in the area (http://www.filicudiconservation.com/index.php?en/203/boat-tours-walking-and-trekking).In the Turtle Point, an educational area to provide information on the marinebiology and nature of the islands is also open to the public.

The FilicudiWildLife Conservation Team is seeking 2 applicants for internships workingprimarily with environmental and education projects and office assistant at theFirst Aid for Sea Turtle in Filicudi island (Italy). These positions are unpaidand applicants are responsible for their travel and food expenses but accommodationis provided.

The start date forthe Summer Internship period is June 1st, with a target end date of July1st. There is some flexibility on the starting and end dates ofinternships, but priority will be given to interns that may stay for 1 month. 

Intern Responsibilities &Qualifications:

The internship isopen to all applicants 21 years of age or older, with an avid interest inmarine biology, zoology, general biology, policy or a related field. If theintern intends to receive university credit for their internship, they areresponsible for making all arrangements with their educational institution.Interns must be able to work for 1 month, 7 days a week, at least 40 hours perweek.  Work schedule must be flexible and may include free days for enjoyingthe island. This is an unpaid position and all interns are responsible forobtaining transportation.  Applicants should demonstrate excellentcommunication skills (Italian and English required) and have practical computerknowledge with programs such as Word, Access, and Excel.  Diving and Boat licenseare not mandatory for this position but priority will be given to moreexperienced applicants. This internship position involves a fair amount of hardphysical activity, such as moving sea turtle from a tank to another,consequently priority will be given to strongly motivated applicants.

Internship Opportunities 

The FilicudiWildLife Conservation Team Internship is an exciting opportunity forindividuals who are interested in increasing their experience and knowledge on dolphinsand sea turtles conservation projects and the Rescue of sea turtles.

Interns will beresponsible for answering service, office assistant, environmental education inthe Turtle Point and naturalistic excursions by boat and along the paths of theisland. Interns will also coordinate the Turtle Point Filicudi andeducational activities on dolphins and sea turtles with tourists. Interns will have the opportunity toparticipate in monitoring session by boat, sea turtles rescues, releases and other field activity of theassociation. In addition, interns will be required to assist with sea turtlescare duties (food preparations, cleaning tanks, water change, medical treatments). Otherduties may include: participation in training classes, data entry and trackingand maintaining research equipment.

 Successful applicants should have the followingskills

- strongcommunication skills (Italian and English required)

- focus andattention to detail

- willingness tospend long hours in working with tourists and volunteers

- ability to workindependently

If you areinterested in interning with Filicudi WildLife Conservation, please visit ourwebsite (www.filicudiconservation.com)and send a CV and a letter of interest that describes why you are applying forthe position and how the experience will help you be successful in meetinglong-term goals.

Applications dueby February 5st, 2018 

For apply:

Dr. Monica F.Blasi

Email: blasimf at yahoo.com

Some Publications:

2017 - M. Targusi, F. Maietta, T. Bacci,L. Lattanzi, B. Trabucco, P. Tomassetti, A. Rotini, M. F. Blasi and  L. Migliore. Crustaceans associated with the loggerhead sea turtles in the centralMediterranean Sea. International Colloquium on Amphipoda.

2017 - G. Bonanno Ferraro, M. F. Blasi, A.Manghisi, G. M. Gargiulo. Epizoic algae onLoggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta)from Aeolian Archipelago (Southern Thyrrenian Sea, Italy). IV InternationalPlant Science Conference (IPSC). 

2017 - S.Hochscheid, M. Girardello, F. Maffucci , M. F. Blasi. Loggerhead Turtles asOceanographic Sampling Platforms. IMEKO International Conference on Metrologyfor The Sea Naples, Italy, October 4-6, 2017.

2017- S. Hochscheid, M. Girardello, F.Maffucci, M. F. Blasi. The 007 of theoceans – CTD scans conducted by marine turtles. 6TH INTERNATIONAL BIO-LOGGINGSCIENCE SYMPOSIUM Lake Constance, 25-29 Sep 2017.

2017 - M.F. Blasi,L. Tomassini, N.V.C. Polunin, G. Insacco. Assessing foraging patterns ofMediterranean loggerhead turtles (Carettacaretta) through stable isotope analysis, under revisions.

2017 - M. F. Blasiand D. Mattei. Seasonal encounter rate, life stages and main threats for theloggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta)in the Aeolian Archipelago (Southern Thyrrenian Sea), Aquatic Conservation:Marine and Fresch Water Ecosystems, Volume 27, Issue 3, Pages 617–630.

2016 - M. F Blasi, F. Roscioni and D.Mattei. Interactions of loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) with traditional fishaggregating devices (FADs) in the Mediterranean Sea, Herpetological Conservationand Biology 11:386–401. 

2015 - D. Mattei, E. Veschetti, S.D’Ilioa, M. F. Blasi. Mapping elementsdistribution in carapace of Carettacaretta: a pilot study, Marine Pollution Bulletin 06/2015; 98(1-2).

2015 - Blasi M.F., Giuliani A. and BoitaniL.  Influence of trammel nets on the behaviour and spatial distribution ofbottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus)in the Aeolian Archipelago, Southern Italy. Aquatic Mammals 41(3): 295-310.

2015 - Leone A.B.  and Blasi M. F. Skin lesionsoccurring on bottlenose dolphins (Tursiopstruncatus) in the Aeolian Archipelago (Southern Italy). ECS 2015 Malta.

2015 - BonannoFerraro G. and Blasi M. F.  Behaviouralpattern for a small endangered population of wild bottlenose dolphin populationin the Aeolian Archipelago (Southern Italy). ECS 2015 Malta.

2015 -Blasi M.F.Complex social structure of an endangered population of bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) in the AeolianArchipelago (Southern Italy), ECS 2015 Malta.

2014 - Blasi M.F.and Boitani L. Complex social structure of an endangered population ofbottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)in the Aeolian Archipelago (Southern Italy), PLoS ONE 9(12): e114849.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0114849.

2012- M.F. Blasiand Luigi Boitani, Modeling distribution of the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) with physiographicparameters in Filicudi island (Italy); Endangered Species Research, Vol17:269-288.

2011 - S. D'Ilio, D. Mattei, M.F. Blasi,A. Alimonti, S. Bogialli. The occurrence ofchemical elements and POPs in loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta): An overview.Marine Pollution Bulletin 62(8): 1606-1615, 2011.

2011 - M. F.Blasi. Status and conservation of the coastal bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the AeolianArchipelago (Southern Tirrenian Sea, Italy). ECS 2012.

2011-M. F. Blasi, G. Insacco, V.Casciello, G. Benzi, M. Paraboschi. Status and conservationof the loggerhead sea turtle (Carettacaretta) in the shallow water of Aeolian Archipelago (Sicily, Italy). 4thMediterranean Conference on Marine Turtles - Napoli, 7 - 10 November 2011.

2011- Insacco G.,Inclimona V., Barlotta A., Ricotta V., Denise G., Spadola F., Blasi M. F.,Scaravelli D., The activity of the Sea Turtle rehabilitation in the RegionalRescue Center of Comiso (Sicily, Ragusa, Italy) in 10 years. 4th MediterraneanConference on Marine Turtles - Napoli, 7 -10 November 2011.

2011- E.Veschetti, D. Mattei, S. D'Ilio , G. Insacco, M. F. Blasi, Mapping elementsdistribution in carapace of Carettacaretta: a pilot study. 4th Mediterranean Conference on Marine Turtles -Napoli, 7 - 10 November 2011.

2011- Scaravelli D., Barlotta A., M. F.Blasi, Grassi, Inclimona V., Luschi P., Mencacci R., Priori P., Ricotta V.,Spadola F., Insacco G., Casistica di ospedalizzazione recupero e reinserimentoin natura di tartarughe marine delle coste siciliane SIVSANC 2011.

 ------------------------------------------------------------------------Monica F. Blasi, PhD Ass. FILICUDI WildLife Conservation Località Stimpagnato Filicudi; 98055 Lipari (ME), Italia www.filicudiconservation.com cel: +39 3494402021 email: blasimf at yahoo.com
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