[MARMAM] Northern Gulf of Mexico Manatee Research Internship

Elizabeth Hieb ehieb at disl.org
Fri Mar 22 13:17:36 PDT 2019

The Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL) Marine Mammal Research Program seeks a
motivated undergraduate or post BS-level intern to assist in data
collection and sample processing related to ongoing manatee research
projects. Successful applicants will assist graduate students and staff
with various aspects of field and lab research on manatee habitat use in
the northern Gulf of Mexico. Field work will include assisting with
tracking satellite tagged manatees, taking and recording behavioral
observations, and documenting environmental parameters. Field work may
involve long hours on a boat in various weather conditions including heat,
humidity, and rain. Lab responsibilities will include processing samples
for stable isotope analysis, general data entry, and assisting with DISL’s
Manatee Sighting Network (DISL/MSN) operations, including processing
sighting reports, distribution of education and outreach materials, and
participation in outreach events.  DISL/MSN is a citizen-science based
network to collect data on manatees in Alabama and nearby waters.  DISL
combines publicly reported sighting data with satellite telemetry, stable
isotope, trace element, and genetic analyses to better understand manatee
habitat use, migrations, and population connectivity.

Interested applicants should send a brief letter of interest, current CV,
and availability to start to kdacosta at disl.org. Start and end dates are
flexible, but will run approximately mid-May through mid-August. Review of
applications will begin immediately and end when the position is filled.
Internship is paid through the Dauphin Island Sea Lab at a rate of $12/hr
with a commitment of ~30 hours a week for 12 weeks. Applicants are
responsible for securing their own housing and transportation in the
Mobile/Dauphin Island, Alabama area. Last date to apply: April 12, 2019.

Elizabeth Hieb, M.S.
Dauphin Island Sea Lab
Manatee Sighting Network
Research Technician
101 Bienville Blvd.
Dauphin Island, AL 36528
Phone: (251) 861-2141 ext.7547

This document, including any attachments, contains privileged and/or
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this document or any of its contents or attachments.  All data (broadly
defined as but not limited to numerical, descriptive, narrative, image,
biological or environmental samples, raw or summary data, or any other
content herein) belong to the Alabama Marine Mammal Stranding Network
(ALMMSN) and/or the Manatee Sighting Network under the auspices of the
Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL) as an agent of the state of Alabama.  Use of
these data in any form must be requested and approved by contacting
Dr. Ruth H. Carmichael (rcarmichael at disl.org), contingent upon
corresponding approval of the attending Veterinarian Dr. Alissa C. Deming (
ademing at disl.org).  ALMMSN/MSN and DISL reserve the right to review,
comment and consult on all data sharing and requests for data use.  All
data use, including analyses and products of any kind (print, oral, visual,
archival, internal or external), after approval, must acknowledge and
properly cite the DISL, ALMMSN and/or MSN, and data-specific personnel
(that may include but not be limited to students, staff, faculty or
administrators who contributed data).  Approved data users must request the
most up-to-date citation from Dr. Carmichael immediately prior to each use.
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