[MARMAM] Field Internships with the Namibian Dolphin Project - August 2018

Simon Elwen simon.elwen at gmail.com
Fri Jun 22 03:39:22 PDT 2018

Dear Marmammers -

The Namibian Dolphin Project is a research and conservation organization
run by several independent scientists based in southern Africa. We are
​an intensive field season this year and still have some places available
for interns to join between 01 and 31
August 2017 in Walvis Bay, Namibia.

Interns will join an active research programme during an intensive period
of field work aiming to tackle a number of research questions including
long-term population monitoring (photo ID and static acoustic monitoring),
behavioural acoustics of bottlenose dolphins (linking sounds to
behaviours), behavioural and acoustic responses to anthropogenic activities
and response to strandeded cetaceans (refloatation/data colleciton).  Our
focal study species are Heaviside's dolphin, a small population of common
bottlenose dolphins and humpback whales with additional data collection on
right whales, sunfish (Mola mola), African Penguins and sea turtles
​, jackals and Cape fur seals.

Internships are research focused with an emphasis on learning (and using)
field skills used in cetacean research such as photo-identification,
acoustic and behavioural data collection, as well as data management and
team work. Interns will work closely with the project leaders Dr Tess
Gridley and Dr Simon Elwen.  We are amenable to students using data
collected during internships for student projects.

If you are interested in joining our research team during one of these
periods please
​contact us with
​ brief​
  motivation and your CV in an email with the subject Research Internship 20
_Namibia to nam.dolphin.edu at gmail.com.

More information can be found on the Namibian Dolphin Project and our
umbrella organisation Sea Search
​(including publications) ​
by following these links (www.namibiandolphinproject.
<http://www.namibiandolphinproject.com/>  www.seasearch.co.za)

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions
regarding this training opportunity.
Kind regards
Namibian Dolphin Project Team

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Simon Elwen Ph.D. NRF Research Fellow at the Mammal Research Institute,
University of Pretoria

Based at Sea Search Africa - 4 Bath Rd, Muizenberg, Cape Town.

Phone: +27 21 788 1206 (Office SA),      +27 71 139 5951 (Mob SA)

www.seasearch.co.za &  www.namibiandolphinproject.org

The first *African Bioacoustics Community conference will be held in Cape
Town on the **3rd-7th December 2018*.


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