[MARMAM] Research internships - Namibia - June-Aug 2020

Simon Elwen simon.elwen at gmail.com
Mon Jan 13 00:17:24 PST 2020


 The Namibian Dolphin Project (est 2008) leads a wide range of research and
education activities focused on the marine mega-fauna of Namibia. Our
research has a strong focus on cetaceans, including bioacoustic,
behavioural, genetic and conservation ecology. We are running
research internships during our main field season of June to August 2020
in Walvis Bay, Namibia and would like to invite students enrolled in marine
biology, ecology and zoology degrees to attend.


Youcan learn more about the Namibian Dolphin Project and ourumbrella
organisation Sea Search Research and Conservation (including publications) by
following these links (www.namibiandolphinproject.org/   www.seasearch.co.za
)

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 and Heaviside's dolphins (linking
sounds to
behaviours), behavioural and acoustic responses to anthropogenic activities
(tourism and construction) and response to stranded cetaceans
(refloatation/data collection). Our
focal study species are Heaviside's dolphins, a small population of common
bottlenose dolphins (<100) and humpback whales with additional data
collection on
right whales, sunfish (Mola mola), African Penguins, sea turtles, jackals
and Cape fur seals.

Internships are research focused with an emphasis on learning (and using)
field skills in cetacean research such as photo-identification, bioacoustics,
biopsy,eDNA, spatially explicit capture-recapture and behavioural data
collection, as well as data management and team work.

There is a fee associated with the internship to cover accommodation, food
and training costs. . If you are interested in this placement please send a
copy of your CV and a letter of motivation to info at seasearch.co.za.


Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions regarding
this training opportunity.

Kind regards
Dr Simon Elwen and Namibian Dolphin Project Team
www.namibiandolphinproject.org
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Simon Elwen Ph.D. - Director Sea Search Research & Conservation and the
Namibian Dolphin Project
Research Associate: Department of Zoology and Botany - Stellenbosch
University  & Mammal Research Institute, University of Pretoria
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