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</o:shapelayout></xml><![endif]--></head><body lang=EN-AU link="#0563C1" vlink="#954F72"><div class=WordSection1><p class=MsoNormal>Hi Everyone,<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal>Dolphin Research Australia is a marine research, education and conservation charity that provides long-term independent research and education programs.  We are pleased to announce that we have eco-volunteer opportunities available for participants to join our Moreton Bay Dolphin Research Expeditions in 2020. We have 4 day and 8 day eco-volunteer expeditions available between May and July 2020. The project offers a unique learning experience for those passionate about dolphins and the marine environment who want to contribute to increasing knowledge, awareness and improving conservation efforts while supporting the research efforts. <o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal>The research project focuses on Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins and Australian humpback dolphins and aims to assess and monitor the abundance and health of these populations in the Moreton Bay Marine Park and South East Queensland region.  Participants have the opportunity to join the research team and have a hands-on and participatory experience working from small research vessels whilst being based at the University of Queensland Moreton Bay Research Station on the beautiful North Stradbroke Island located near Brisbane, Australia.  Participants will assist in collecting data on the behaviour, acoustics and habitat use of coastal dolphins.  <o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal>No previous experience is required and all training will be provided to participants.   Participants, however, do need to have the following;<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoListParagraphCxSpFirst style='text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1'><![if !supportLists]><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>-<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>          </span></span><![endif]>An enthusiastic and positive attitude<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle style='text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1'><![if !supportLists]><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>-<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>          </span></span><![endif]>Willingness to learn and work with a small team<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle style='text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1'><![if !supportLists]><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>-<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>          </span></span><![endif]>General interest in dolphin biology and ecology<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle style='text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1'><![if !supportLists]><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>-<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>          </span></span><![endif]>Be able to work long-hours on a small vessel (not susceptible to chronic sea sickness)<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle style='text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1'><![if !supportLists]><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>-<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>          </span></span><![endif]>Ability to communicate fluently in English (both written and oral)<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoListParagraphCxSpLast style='text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1'><![if !supportLists]><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>-<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>          </span></span><![endif]>Good fitness level (the work requires agility to work on small vessels and participants will be required to regularly get on and off small boats, move around the vessel whilst underway and at times in choppy conditions)<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal>Please check our website <span class=MsoHyperlink><a href="http://www.dolphinresearchaustralia.org">www.dolphinresearchaustralia.org</a></span> or email us directly at info@dolphinresearchaustralia.org for more information, prices and dates. <o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal>Kind Regards<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal>Liz<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'>Elizabeth Hawkins, PhD<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'>Executive Officer<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'>Founding Director<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'>Dolphin Research Australia, Inc.<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'>PO Box 1960<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'>Byron Bay, NSW, 2481<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'>E-mail: <a href="mailto:info@dolphinresearchaustralia.org">info@dolphinresearchaustralia.org</a><o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'>Ph: (02) 6676 1473<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'>Website: <a href="http://www.dolphinresearchaustralia.org">www.dolphinresearchaustralia.org</a><o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'>ABN: 42095866467<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><o:p> </o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><i>** Dolphin Research Australia Inc. is a marine conservation, education & research charity –find out more about us & how you can help at </i><a href="http://www.dolphinresearchaustralia.org"><i>www.dolphinresearchaustralia.org</i></a><i> **<o:p></o:p></i></p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p> </o:p></p></div></body></html>