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<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName
 w:st="on"><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;
  font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>Shark</span></font></b></st1:PlaceName><b><font
 size=2 face=Arial><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;
 font-weight:bold'> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Bay</st1:PlaceType></span></font></b></st1:place><b><font
size=2 face=Arial><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;
font-weight:bold'> Humpback Whale Survey, 2008<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span
lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>Project
title:</span></font></b><font size=2 face=Arial><span lang=EN-AU
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'> Population status of Western
Australian humpback whales<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>Project outline:</span></font></b><font
size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'> This
project will complement a major existing data set from surveys undertaken in
1999 and 2005 on northward migrating humpback whales from one of seven
currently recognized southern hemisphere breeding stocks (Breeding Stock D). As
in 2005, there will be two components (i) an aerial survey over two months,
covering the peak migration period past Shark Bay, WA, where regular aerial surveys
provided relative abundance and trend information over 1982-1994; (ii) a
land-based survey over a shorter period, to 'ground-truth' the aerial survey.
The result should be an estimated current absolute abundance for this Breeding
Stock for use in comprehensive assessments of southern hemisphere whale stocks,
essential for their conservation and rational management.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Up to 6 participants are
needed as part of a team to help with the land-based element of an aerial
survey for humpback whales off <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Shark
  Bay</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Western Australia</st1:State></st1:place>.
<st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Shark</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Bay</st1:PlaceType>
is located on the most western point of the coast of <st1:country-region w:st="on">Australia</st1:country-region>
and fieldwork will be undertaken on <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Dirk</st1:PlaceName>
 <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Hartog</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Island</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>,
an island within the Shark Bay World Heritage Area world renowned for its
significant conservation values due to its diverse and ecologically important
species of plants and animals.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span
lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>When:</span></font></b><font
size=2 face=Arial><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>
for approx 2 weeks from approx 6th July 2008.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span
lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>What:</span></font></b><font
size=2 face=Arial><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>
to observe, count and record northbound humpback whales within visual range of the
cliffs of <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Dirk</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Hartog</st1:PlaceName>
<st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Island</st1:PlaceType>, off the west coast of <st1:place
w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Shark</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Bay</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span
lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>Who:</span></font></b><font
size=2 face=Arial><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>
Participants must<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'> - have an interest in
marine biology<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'> - show common sense and
have proven ability to work as part of a team<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'> - have general outdoor
field experience (camping will be involved)<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>   Desired:<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'> - have a first degree in
science<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>            <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>   Preferred:<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'> - have previous cetacean
experience<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'> - previous experience in
theodolite tracking and Cyclopes<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>4 wheel drive ability
would be an advantage.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>All expenses will be
covered during the survey. Some limited assistance may be available for
transport Perth/Denham and return.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Anyone interested should
email Rebecca Dunlop and Joshua Smith (see below) immediately, with a cover
letter, CV, the names of two referees and contact details.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Dr. Rebecca Dunlop<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceType
 w:st="on"><font size=2 face=Arial><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;
  font-family:Arial'>School</span></font></st1:PlaceType><font size=2
 face=Arial><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'> of <st1:PlaceName
 w:st="on">Veterinary</st1:PlaceName></span></font></st1:place><font size=2
face=Arial><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>
Sciences<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceType
 w:st="on"><font size=2 face=Arial><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;
  font-family:Arial'>University</span></font></st1:PlaceType><font size=2
 face=Arial><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'> of <st1:PlaceName
 w:st="on">Queensland</st1:PlaceName></span></font></st1:place><font size=2
face=Arial><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region
 w:st="on"><font size=2 face=Arial><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;
  font-family:Arial'>St. Lucia</span></font></st1:country-region></st1:place><font
size=2 face=Arial><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>QLD 4072<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Tel: +61 7 33652088    
0437434041<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Email: r.dunlop@uq.edu.au<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial'> <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>and<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Joshua Smith<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>School of Integrative
Biology<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceType
 w:st="on"><font size=2 face=Arial><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;
  font-family:Arial'>University</span></font></st1:PlaceType><font size=2
 face=Arial><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'> of <st1:PlaceName
 w:st="on">Queensland</st1:PlaceName></span></font></st1:place><font size=2
face=Arial><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><st1:country-region w:st="on"><font
 size=2 face=Arial><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>St
 Lucia</span></font></st1:country-region><font size=2 face=Arial><span
lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>, Qld 4072, <st1:place
w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Australia</st1:country-region></st1:place>
<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Phone: +61 7 3365 4825  <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Email <<st1:PersonName
w:st="on">j.smith@sib.uq.edu.au</st1:PersonName>><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-AU
style='font-size:12.0pt'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

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