Volunteer positions are available to assist with dusky dolphin behavioural ecology research in Kaikoura, New Zealand.
Field work will be conducted from a dedicated research vessel and tour vessels.Boat work is weather dependent and volunteer positions will include data entry, photo-id matching and analysis tasks.
Volunteers will gain experience in dolphin photo-identification techniques, behavioural data collection and analysis, and small boat handling.
Previous experience is not necessary, but flexibility and the ability to work in a variety of conditions at sea is a must.
Volunteers will be asked to commit to the project for 1-2 months and will be responsible for their own food, housing ($140-$200 NZ per week) and transportation.
Positions are available from Sept 1st-Oct 15th, Nov 20th-Dec 20th and Jan 20th-March 31st, 2009.
To apply for the position please submit a cover letter summarizing any related experience and approximate dates of availability to Wendy.Markowitz@yahoo.com.
For full consideration please enclose a copy of your C.V. with email addresses and phone numbers for three professional references.
Ph.D. Candidate Ecology Department,
Dusky Dolphin Research Project
Edward Percival Field Station
Kaikoura, New Zealand