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<span style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline">The<span> </span></span><span class="gmail-il" style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial">Namibian</span><span style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline"><span> </span>Dolphin Project is a research and conservation organization</span><br style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline">run by several independent scientists based in southern Africa. We are</span><br style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline">running </span><span style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline">an intensive field season this year and still have some places available</span><br style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline">for interns to join between 01 and 31 </span><span style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline">August 2018 in Walvis Bay,<span> </span></span><span class="gmail-il" style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial">Namibia</span><span style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline">.</span><br style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial"><br style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline">Interns will join an active research programme during an intensive period</span><br style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline">of field work aiming to tackle a number of research questions including</span><br style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline">long-term population monitoring (photo ID and static acoustic monitoring),</span><br style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline">behavioural acoustics of bottlenose dolphins (linking sounds to</span><br style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline">behaviours), behavioural and acoustic responses to anthropogenic activities</span><br style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline">and response to stranded cetaceans (refloatation/data collection). Our</span><br style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline">focal study species are Heaviside's dolphins, a small population of common</span><br style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline">bottlenose dolphins and humpback whales with additional data collection on</span><br style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline">right whales, sunfish (Mola mola), African Penguins, sea turtles</span><span style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline">, jackals and Cape fur seals.</span><br style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial"><br style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline">Internships are research focused with an emphasis on learning (and using)</span><br style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline">field skills in cetacean research such as photo-identification,</span><br style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline">acoustic and behavioural data collection, as well as data management and</span><br style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline">team work. Interns will work closely with the project leaders Dr Tess</span><br style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline">Gridley and Dr Simon Elwen. We are amenable to students using data</span><br style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline">collected during internships for student projects.</span><br style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial"><br style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial"><br style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline">If you are interested in joining our research team </span><span style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline">please </span><span style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline">contact us with</span><br style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline">a</span><span style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline"> brief</span><span style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline"> motivation and your CV in an email with the subject Research Internship 20</span><span style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline">1</span><span style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline">8</span><span style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline">_Namibia to<span> </span></span><a href="mailto:nam.dolphin.edu@gmail.com" style="color:rgb(17,85,204);font-size:12.8px">nam.dolphin.edu@gmail.com</a><span style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline">.</span><br style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial"><br style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline">More information can be found on the<span> </span></span><span class="gmail-il" style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial">Namibian</span><span style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline"><span> </span>Dolphin Project and our</span><br style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline">umbrella organisation Sea Search </span><span style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline">(including publications) </span><span style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline">by following these links (www.namibiandolphinproject.</span><span style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline">org</span><span style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline"> <span> </span></span><a href="http://www.seasearch.co.za/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color:rgb(17,85,204);font-size:12.8px">www.seasearch.co.za</a><span style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline">)</span><br style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial"><br style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline">Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions</span><br style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline">regarding this training opportunity.</span><br style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial"><br style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline">Kind regards</span><br style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial"><span class="gmail-il" style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial">Namibian</span><span style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline"><span> </span>Dolphin Project Team</span><br style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial"><a href="http://www.namibiandolphinproject.com/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color:rgb(17,85,204);font-size:12.8px">www.namibiandolphinproject.</a>org<br style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial"><a href="http://namibiandolphinproject.blogspot.com/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color:rgb(17,85,204);font-size:12.8px">namibiandolphinproject.<wbr>blogspot.com</a><br style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial">

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