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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0.1pt 0cm;text-align:center" align="center"><b style><span style="font-size:16pt;font-family:Calibri" lang="EN-GB">Volunteer field assistant opportunity </span></b></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0.1pt 0cm;text-align:center" align="center"><b style><span style="font-size:16pt;font-family:Calibri" lang="EN-GB">during the southern right whale season in South Africa 2014</span></b></p>


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<p class="MsoNormal"><b style><span style="font-family:Calibri" lang="EN-GB">BACK GROUND:</span></b></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri" lang="EN-GB">This PhD project aims
to</span><span style="font-family:Calibri" lang="EN-GB"> obtain baseline information on fine-scale movement, individual
behaviour and habitat use of cetaceans in the Greater Dyer Island area, Western
Cape, South Africa</span><span style="font-family:Calibri" lang="EN-GB">. </span><span style="font-family:Calibri" lang="EN-GB">The main
techniques used are theodolite tracking, passive acoustic monitoring and
photo-id of the cetaceans. The focus species are;</span><span style="font-family:Calibri;color:black" lang="EN-GB"> Southern right whale
 (<i>Eubalaena australis</i>), Indo Pacific humpback dolphin (<i>Sousa chinensis</i>),
Humpback whales (<i>Megaptera novaeangliae</i>), Bryde’s whales
(<i>Balaenoptera brydei</i>) and Indo Pacific
bottlenose dolphins (<i>Tursiops aduncus</i>).</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0.1pt 0cm;text-align:justify"><span style="font-family:Calibri" lang="EN-GB">The PhD project is
run under the auspices of the Mammal Research Institute (MRI) of University of
Pretoria.</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0.1pt 0cm;text-align:justify"><b style><span style="font-family:Calibri" lang="EN-GB">WHERE: </span></b><span style="font-family:Calibri" lang="EN-GB">Kleinbaai, Western Cape, South Africa</span></p>


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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0.1pt 0cm;text-align:justify"><b style><span style="font-family:Calibri" lang="EN-GB">WHEN:</span></b><span style="font-family:Calibri" lang="EN-GB"> <span style> </span>During
the main season of the southern right whale from the 1<sup>st</sup> of June
until end of<sup> </sup>December 2014</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0.1pt 0cm;text-align:justify"><b style><span style="font-family:Calibri" lang="EN-GB">FIELDWORK & DATA ANALYSIS:</span></b></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0.1pt 0cm;text-align:justify"><span style="font-family:Calibri" lang="EN-GB">You will primarily be
part of the theodolite tracking team. Surveys are conducted using a Total
station and binoculars. Surveys are conducted from observation towers along the
coastline. You will assist with the data recording, scanning the area using binoculars
and entering data in the evenings or during bad weather days. </span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0.1pt 0cm;text-align:justify"><span style="font-family:Calibri">As a volunteer you
will also participate in sound analysis, from passive acoustic listening
stations. </span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0.1pt 0cm;text-align:justify"><span style="font-family:Calibri" lang="EN-GB">Fieldwork is weather
dependent and can vary between weekdays and weekends. You need to be available
full-time, including weekends and be prepared to work long hours with early
starts.</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0.1pt 0cm;text-align:justify"><span style="font-family:Calibri" lang="EN-GB">On theodolite
tracking days the team will leave before sunrise and return after sunset –
spending the whole day tracking. </span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0.1pt 0cm;text-align:justify"><span style="font-family:Calibri" lang="EN-GB">Fieldwork is intense
and demanding, but very rewarding. You will obtain hands-on field experience
and knowledge in environmental and behavioural data collection of cetaceans, as
well as photo-identification techniques. </span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0.1pt 0cm;text-align:justify"><span style="font-family:Calibri" lang="EN-GB">Max. 3 volunteers
will be accepted at the time. <br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0.1pt 0cm;text-align:justify"><span style="font-family:Calibri" lang="EN-GB"></span><b style><span style="font-family:Calibri" lang="EN-GB"> </span></b></p>




<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0.1pt 0cm;text-align:justify"><b style><span style="font-family:Calibri" lang="EN-GB">EXPECTATIONS, volunteers are expected to:</span></b></p>

<p class="" style="margin:0.1pt 0cm 0.1pt 36pt;text-align:justify"><span style="font-family:Symbol" lang="EN-GB"><span style>·<span style="font:7pt "Times New Roman"">     
</span></span></span><span style="font-family:Calibri" lang="EN-GB">Be reliable, adaptable, hard working and patient as
fieldwork is highly weather dependent. This means office-based work during bad
weather and long consecutive days in the field when weather permits.</span></p>

<p class="" style="margin:0.1pt 0cm 0.1pt 36pt;text-align:justify"><span style="font-family:Symbol" lang="EN-GB"><span style>·<span style="font:7pt "Times New Roman"">     
</span></span></span><span style="font-family:Calibri" lang="EN-GB">NOT be afraid of heights. Some of the tracking will be
done from the top of a water tower and getting there involves secured climbing
on high open ladders. </span></p>

<p class="" style="margin:0.1pt 0cm 0.1pt 36pt;text-align:justify"><span style="font-family:Symbol" lang="EN-GB"><span style>·<span style="font:7pt "Times New Roman"">     
</span></span></span><span style="font-family:Calibri" lang="EN-GB">Physically in good shape.</span></p>

<p class="" style="margin:0.1pt 0cm 0.1pt 36pt;text-align:justify"><span style="font-family:Symbol" lang="EN-GB"><span style>·<span style="font:7pt "Times New Roman"">     
</span></span></span><span style="font-family:Calibri" lang="EN-GB">Have excellent eyesight.</span></p>

<p class="" style="margin:0.1pt 0cm 0.1pt 36pt;text-align:justify"><span style="font-family:Symbol" lang="EN-GB"><span style>·<span style="font:7pt "Times New Roman"">     
</span></span></span><span style="font-family:Calibri" lang="EN-GB">Be prepared to work long days with start before sunrise
and after sunset.</span></p>

<p class="" style="margin:0.1pt 0cm 0.1pt 36pt;text-align:justify"><span style="font-family:Symbol" lang="EN-GB"><span style>·<span style="font:7pt "Times New Roman"">     
</span></span></span><span style="font-family:Calibri" lang="EN-GB">Be sociable, enthusiastic and have a positive
attitude.</span></p>

<p class="" style="margin:0.1pt 0cm 0.1pt 36pt;text-align:justify"><span style="font-family:Symbol" lang="EN-GB"><span style>·<span style="font:7pt "Times New Roman"">     
</span></span></span><span style="font-family:Calibri" lang="EN-GB">Participate for minimum 1 month. </span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0.1pt 0cm;text-align:justify"><b style><span style="font-family:Calibri" lang="EN-GB">QUALIFICATIONS:</span></b></p>

<p class="" style="margin:0.1pt 0cm 0.1pt 36pt;text-align:justify"><span style="font-family:Symbol" lang="EN-GB"><span style>·<span style="font:7pt "Times New Roman"">     
</span></span></span><span style="font-family:Calibri" lang="EN-GB">Upper level undergrads and graduate students who have
interest and background in Biology, Marine Biology, Ecology, Zoology or related
field - is preferred.</span></p>

<p class="" style="margin:0.1pt 0cm 0.1pt 36pt;text-align:justify"><span style="font-family:Symbol" lang="EN-GB"><span style>·<span style="font:7pt "Times New Roman"">     
</span></span></span><span style="font-family:Calibri" lang="EN-GB">Basic computer proficiency in Microsoft Office
(especially Excel and Access).</span></p>

<p class="" style="margin:0.1pt 0cm 0.1pt 36pt;text-align:justify"><span style="font-family:Symbol" lang="EN-GB"><span style>·<span style="font:7pt "Times New Roman"">     
</span></span></span><span style="font-family:Calibri" lang="EN-GB">Previous experience in survey techniques, sound
analysis - especially in marine mammal research is preferred but not required.</span></p>

<p class="" style="margin:0.1pt 0cm 0.1pt 36pt;text-align:justify"><span style="font-family:Symbol" lang="EN-GB"><span style>·<span style="font:7pt "Times New Roman"">     
</span></span></span><span style="font-family:Calibri" lang="EN-GB">Participants must be able to live and work well within
a team for extended periods of time.</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0.1pt 0cm;text-align:justify"><span style="font-family:Calibri" lang="EN-GB">Due to the training
required, applicants should be available for a minimum of 1 month.</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0.1pt 0cm;text-align:justify"><b style><span style="font-family:Calibri" lang="EN-GB">LIVING & COSTS:</span></b></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0.1pt 0cm;text-align:justify"><span style="font-family:Calibri" lang="EN-GB">Volunteers are
expected to cover their own living expenses, including flight costs. Help will
be provided to find accommodation in Kleinbaai. Expected accommodation cost is
between ZAR 3500 – 5000 per month (final costs to be confirmed but will be kept
within this price range). Food expenses, Internet etc can be kept between ZAR 2000-3000
a month.</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0.1pt 0cm;text-align:justify"><span style="font-family:Calibri" lang="EN-GB">Pick-up and drop-off
from Cape Town can be arranged. </span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0.1pt 0cm;text-align:justify"><b style><span style="font-family:Calibri" lang="EN-GB">DEADLINE AND APPLICANTIONS:</span></b></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0.1pt 0cm;text-align:justify"><span style="font-family:Calibri" lang="EN-GB">Interested volunteers
should email the following before the 16<sup>th</sup> of February 2014. </span></p>

<p class="" style="margin:0.1pt 0cm 0.1pt 36pt;text-align:justify"><span style="font-family:Symbol" lang="EN-GB"><span style>·<span style="font:7pt "Times New Roman"">     
</span></span></span><span style="font-family:Calibri" lang="EN-GB">Letter of interest outlining relevant experience and
motivation for participation</span></p>

<p class="" style="margin:0.1pt 0cm 0.1pt 36pt;text-align:justify"><span style="font-family:Symbol" lang="EN-GB"><span style>·<span style="font:7pt "Times New Roman"">     
</span></span></span><span style="font-family:Calibri" lang="EN-GB">CV </span></p>

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</span></span></span><span style="font-family:Calibri" lang="EN-GB">Duration of stay (expected start and end date)</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0.1pt 0cm;text-align:justify"><span style="font-family:Calibri" lang="EN-GB">PhD student, Katja
Vinding Petersen; </span><span style="font-family:Calibri" lang="EN-GB"><a href="mailto:katja@whalesdolphins.co.za">katja@whalesdolphins.co.za</a></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0.1pt 0cm;text-align:justify">
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0.1pt 0cm;text-align:justify"><span style="font-family:Calibri" lang="EN-GB">Relevant links:</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0.1pt 0cm;text-align:justify"><span lang="EN-GB"><a href="http://www.facebook.com/WhalesDolphins"><span style="font-family:Calibri">www.facebook.com/WhalesDolphins</span></a></span><span style="font-family:Calibri" lang="EN-GB"></span></p>


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<div><br>-- <br><div dir="ltr">Katja Vinding Petersen, M.Sc.<br><br>PhD. Student University of Pretoria, South Africa<br><br>Mobile Denmark: 0045 20 62 00 64<br>Mobile S.A.: +27 (0)7 22 80 11 46<br><a href="http://www.facebook.com/WhalesDolphins" target="_blank">www.facebook.com/WhalesDolphins</a><br>
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