lunes, 30 de junio de 2008

Empleo: Evaluación de delfinarios!

Job opportunity for ECS members only as independent reviewers/ auditors.


The tourism branch wants to make clear to its clients which dolphinariums take their dolphins welfare seriously and which do not. Therefore a control mechanism is developed by the tourism branch and Dolphin Fund to check which dolphinarium should or should not be promoted within the tourism branch.

Dolphin Fund is seeking reviewers/ auditors to check local or national dolphinariums according to a predefined checklist. At least two persons are needed to check a dolphinarium separate from each other to make sure that controls are done independent and accurately.

Location: In your own country,

Duration: Depending on number of dolphinariums, zoos, theme parks, possible secondary reviews. If no welfare problems have been encountered; once a year. If there are welfare problems encountered it could vary from once a month to four times a year. It also depends on the number of dolphinariums in your country, but more than two reviewers may be working within one country or area.

Tasks: To visit a local dolphinarium and to check whether it fulfils certain criteria as defined in a specific international checklist for captive mammals. (Will be provided). To report the results to Dolphin Fund. Dolphin Fund acts as intermediate to the tourism industry.

Qualifications and skills: Candidates should preferably be living close to one or more dolphinariums. You should be independent and reliable. Good negotiation skills are helpful as well as good computer skills. Besides your countries’ language, you need to be able to speak English. Furthermore you need to show initiative, be consistent and have strong communications and writing skills. Most important you are an expert in Marine Mammal biology. Veterinarian knowledge is a pre.

Compensation: Auditor’s expenses will be covered by Dolphin Fund.

Do you recognise yourself in this profile and do you want to contribute to captive dolphin welfare and receive compensation, please send an application before July 14, 2008 to Drs Colinda Vergeer, email:

For further information call 0031-71-5122900 and ask for Colinda Vergeer.

With kind regards, Colinda Vergeer
Kanaalstraat 332231
KB Rijnsburg0031-(0)628972923
Corporate Communications Kustvereniging
EUCC and Dolphin Fund
ECS2008 organisator
MSc. Biology and Communication
BSc. Wildlife Management

viernes, 20 de junio de 2008

Urgente: necesitan gente en Australia!

Os cuelgo el enlace de la oferta:

Necesitan gente urgentemente, y es de los pocos voluntariados en los que te ofrecen alojamiento y comida. No desaproveches la oportunidad de trabajar en Australia con cetáceos. La experiencia que te ofrece una oportunidad como esta no se puede rechazar!

Por que yo no puedo...que si no!

Suerte a todo el mundo, y animaros a hacer cosillas, que es la única manera de entrar en este mundo.

Un saludo!!

Voluntariado: Australia!

Volunteers required for humpback whale research at Norfolk Island.

Applications are sought from volunteers to assist with fieldwork on cetaceans, with emphasis on humpback whales, from 23 August to 14 November, 2008. The twelve (12) week survey will take place during the 2008 southbound migration of humpback whales past Norfolk Island.

Continuing on from annual surveys conducted at Norfolk Island since 2003, the 2008 program will be the most extensive to date. The majority of data shall be collected from land stations, however some vessel-based work will be conducted.

Work will involve documenting numbers, position and behaviour of humpback whales, as well as data relevant to observations of other cetaceans. The survey will also entail vessel-based photo-ID, acoustics and slough skin collection.

Ideally, volunte!ers are sought for the entire survey but those who can commit to a lesser albeit extended period will also be considered. You will be responsible for your transport to and from Norfolk Island. Accommodation and food will be provided, however, a nominal contribution to food costs will be welcomed.

Although the survey will benefit from those who possess experience with cetacean research, training will be provided to those with a genuine interest in the marine environment. Survey equipment is far from complicated, indeed those who can use binoculars and VHF hand-held two-way radios will find themselves well qualified for the task. Significantly, a mature approach to working and living with a team of dedicated researchers for an extended period is of greater consequence. One caveat though, previous surveys from Norfolk Island have shown that occasionally several days may pass with no cetaceans sighted.

Applicants should send an introductory email to Adrian Oosterman
or Peter Garbett

Applications will be considered as they are received but will close on 12 July.

For those interested, cetacean species recorded in Norfolk Island waters by the survey team include humpback, minke and pygmy killer whales, as well as bottlenose and short-beaked common dolphins. Anecdotal and whaling records suggest additional species.

Adrian Oosterman
Norfolk Island Whale Survey
PO Box 143, Scarborough,
Qld 4020,
Ph. +61 7 3038 8131
Mob. +61 418 984 324

Empleo: fotoidentificación en Hawaii!

Hawaii Spinner Dolphin Data Processing Opportunity.

The Dolphin Institute (TDI) is a non-profit marine mammal research and education organization based on Oahu, Hawai'i, USA.

TDI's research focuses on whales and dolphins in Hawaiian waters. It is directed by Dr. Adam Pack, Assistant Professor at University of Hawai'i at Hilo, and Dr. Louis Herman, an emeritus professor at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. TDI has been conducting field research with spinner dolphins (Stenella longirostris) off Oahu and Maui for several years. TDI collects dorsal-finidentification photographs of individual dolphins and is a contributor to the Pacific Islands Photo-identification Network (PIPIN) Collaborative Photo-Identification Catalog.

TDI is seeking skilled and dedicated dorsal matchers to assist in the processing and matching of our collection of identification photographs. Desired applicants should have at least six months of previous experience matching dolphin dorsal photographs or identification photographs from other cetaceans. Ideally an applicant has worked within a large (> 500 photographs) data set of digital photographs and has used computer-based photo-processing tools.

Applicants should also have good organizational skills and be self-motivated. The ability to focus on a task for long periods is imperative.

Employment will be part-time (~19 hours per week) for approximately 24 weeks starting on September 1, 2008 at our marine mammal science and learning center in Ko Olina on the island of Oahu. Salary is $ 9 per hour.

Inquiries and applications should be sent via e-mail to Aliza Milette at

Please send a cover letter, resume, and two professional letters of recommendation from references of previous matching experience.

Further information on TDI can be found at

Aliza J. Milette
Field Project & Education Coordinator
Cetacean Project
The Dolphin Institute
office: 808-679-3690

jueves, 19 de junio de 2008

Voluntariado: Brasil!


Once again, Projeto Boto is recruiting for 9-month internships in the Mamirau Reserve, Brazil. We require fit, enthusiastic, hard-working fieldworkers who will carry forward our long-term study of botos (Amazon river dolphins).

Due to close involvement with local communities, interns are required to have at least moderate Portuguese language skills, or to speak fluent Spanish, in addition to English. There are no exceptions.

Projeto boto was established in 1994. To date it has hosted more than 50 interns of many different nationalities. The Project's objective is to conserve the boto, and the sympatric tucuxi, through research leading to greater understanding of the biology and ecology of these dolphins. In recent years we have also spent considerable time investigating the impacts of fisheries on these species, and especially the relatively new harpoon hunt, in which thousands of botos are killed each year for fish bait.

Our work is centred on a floating lab/accommodation base, moored in the flooded forest. The research team comprises 3-5 people, who maintain daily observational boat-based research effort year-round. The basis of the work is the piecing together of the lives of over 450 individually recognisable dolphins, to provide publishable information on such diverse topics as growth, reproduction, habitat use, social system, seasonal movements, survival rates, causes of mortality etc.

Interns are provided with free accommodation and basic food, and receive a small monthly stipend. Transportation to the fieldsite (near the town of Tef?, Amazonas) from Manaus is provided, but interns must arrange and pay for their own transportation to Manaus. All necessary training is provided on site.

Further information on all aspects of the work is available at

Successful applicants will:
-be aged 21-35
-speak at least moderate Portuguese or fluent Spanish, in addition to English
-be available for 9-12 months
-have completed a university degree, preferably in zoology or biology
-preferably have some fieldwork experience

Applicants should please provide:
-Full CV, complete with age, nationality, linguistic skills, educational and fieldwork experience
-A letter explaining why you are prepared to dedicate 9 months of your life to this study.
-The names and email addresses of 3 referees who are familiar with you and your work.
-The date on which you would be available to start work in the Amazon.

Send this information by email to both of the Project co-ordinators, Prof. Tony Martin ( and Dr Vera da Silva (

Closing date is 27 June 2008, but early application may be an advantage. Applications fulfilling the above criteria will be acknowledged within 3 days, but there will be no further communication unless the applicant is short -listed. Short-listed applicants will be notified by 30 June latest.

Voluntariado: yubartas en Tanzania!


The marine mammal research group at Stockholm University, Sweden, will conduct boat based humpback whale research between July and September 2008 in the coastal waters of Zanzibar, Tanzania. The overall aim of the study is to initiate a long term monitoring program of humpback whales in Tanzania and provide a good basis for management and conservation.

There is an opportunity for one person to participate in this research as a research assistant during July and August 2008. The research assistant will assist in collecting photo-ID data, biopsy sampling; behavioural and environmental data and acoustic recordings. The research assistant will also assist in other tasks, both at sea and on land.

The successful candidate will have a strong interest in cetacean research and conservation. Prior fieldwork and/or boating experience are desired. The candidate must be able to work for long hours (up to 10 hours a day) in rough weather conditions in a hot and humid tropical climate and be robust against sea-sickness. The candidate must also be able to cope with basic living conditions (no air condition and cold showers) in a developing country. Previous experience of similar sort will therefore be given preference. The candidate must be available between around the 10th of July and the 15th of August, but is welcome to stay on for longer after this date.

Unfortunately, this is not a paid position and the successful candidate must be able to afford his/her own flight ticket, tourist VISA (50 USD), vaccinations, insurance and food. Accommodation will be provided.

This is a good opportunity to gain valuable experience in the field of cetacean research, suitable for anyone that is planning to pursue a career in cetacean research or similar fields.

Zanzibar and its surrounding waters host a beautiful nature and a rich marine life. Living in a local village at the south coast of Zanzibar also provides a unique opportunity to get in close contact with the local community and residents in this region of Africa.

Anyone interested should email Fredrik Christiansen (see below) immediately, with a cover letter, CV and the names of two referees and contact details. Any questions regarding the research can be sent to the same address. Please, make sure to be specific about your previous experiences in cetacean research, living/visiting developing countries, previous boat experience (sea-sickness etc).

I am looking forward to receiving your application.
Best regards,

Fredrik Christiansen
Department of Zoology
Stockholm University

domingo, 15 de junio de 2008

Voluntariado: orcas!

Spend 10 weeks studying the environment of endangered killer whales in the wild!

Beam Reach is for you if you want to: study endangered orcas in the wild, work with experts in killer whale conservation, sail on a biodiesel electric catamaran, learn in a small group and get lots of individual time with instructors, work on science that matters and your own research project, explore the San Juan Islands in the Pacific Northwest, learn about marine conservation and sustainability, earn 18 credits from the University of Washington.
Check it out:

You don´t have to be a science major to apply; you just have to be interested in the marine environment and want to spend 10 weeks studying off campus. We are now accepting applications for our Spring 2009 program: Spring 2009 March 29-June 07.

Currently we have our Spring program in session. So if you'd like to see what it would be like, check out the student blogs:

Dive In for more information:

Let us know if you have any questions!


Voluntariado: Hawaii!

Internship Opportunity:

The Dolphin Institute (TDI), Ko Olina, Hawai'i is offering a limited number of internships for college-level students to assist in field surveys of dolphins, in processing of obtained data, and in development and presentation of marine conservation education programs for local students and the general public.

TDI is a marine mammal science and education center located at Ko Olina in leeward Oahu that focuses on whales and dolphins in Hawaiian waters. It is directed by Dr. Adam Pack, Assistant Professor at University of Hawai'i at Hilo, and Dr. Louis Herman, an emeritus professor at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Further information on TDI can be found at

During the summer of 2008, TDI will focus on surveys of dolphins off the Leeward Coast of Oahu, on processing and analyzing our archives of dolphin and humpback whale data, and on public education programs.

The internship is part time and unpaid. Interns are responsible for their own housing and transportation to Ko Olina. On-water research will be conducted aboard our19 or 21 foot outboard boats. Data processing and analysis will take place at the Ko Olina lab.

Public education may take place at our learning center at the Ko Olina lab, at public venues, or at local schools. Interns can expect to participate in and learn a variety of facets of marine mammal research including:
Digitizing and enhancing identification photographs
Behavioral recording
Data entry and analysis
Boat safety
Familiarity with cetacean research and literature
Public education

We are accepting applicants immediately. Interns must complete at least one full day and either a second full day or two half days a week for a one-month period. Interns who are interested is staying longer will be evaluated at the end of the one-month period. The internship period begins on June 23 and ends on July 18th.

Requirements: College or post-college education preferred; experience in research; two letters of recommendation; ability to work closely and harmoniously in a team atmosphere; self-motivation.

Desirable qualifications: Marine mammal experience, experience with computer programs such as Photoshop, FileMaker Pro, digital photography experience.

Send cover letter indicating why you are seeking this internship and why you feel you are qualified, complete resume, college transcripts, and two letters of recommendation. Send applications or inquiries by email to the Field Project and Education Coordinator, Aliza Milette, at

Positions are open until filled.

Voluntariado: Australia!

Humpback Whale Research, Hervey Bay, Australia - August/September Internship Opportunity

The Oceania Project is conducting during August-October 2008 vessel based fieldwork for a long-term study of the ecology & behaviour humpback whales in Hervey Bay.

The Expedition vessel 'Moon Dancer' is a 12m-power catamaran.

The Oceania Project is affiliated with Southern Cross University incorporating the Southern Cross University Whale Research Centre (SCUWRC) and the Centre for Animal Conservation Genetics (SCU CACG) and is an affiliate of the South Pacific Whale Research Consortium (SPWRC).

The focus of the research being undertaken is a long term study of the social and ecological significance of Hervey Bay for the Area V humpback group. In addition we are investigating genetic relatedness amongst humpbacks in Hervey Bay, the implications for social organisation and reproductive success and the extent to which social behaviour is determined by kinship.

There is an opportunity for up to four Interns to participate in the research expedition each week during August-October 2008. Interns live aboard the expedition vessel for a week or more subject to time and budget constraints. The cost per week is $1950 Australian which includes accommodation aboard the expedition vessel and food. Interns are responsible for all costs associated with travel to and from Hervey Bay.

Fieldwork involved is 'sloughed skin' and faecal sample collection, assistance with photo identification/behavioural observation field notes, GPS/GIS spatial data collection, environmental data, water quality sampling and general data entry. Interns also assist with vessel operations including food preparation & galley duties.

Sea time can be validated towards a marine qualification.

A pdf with detailed information about the Internship Program is available for download. No prior experience is necessary and training will be provided. The Internship is open to students and staff of recognised institutions. Preference will be given to individuals involved in marine mammal science courses or related institutions and/or with prior volunteer marine mammal field experience. Places will be allocated in the order they are received.

General information about The Oceania Project and the Research Expedition is online at:

If you are interested in participating in the Whale Research Expedition as an Intern email Trish & Wally Franklin and include a brief CV ]
or you can register online.

Trish & Wally Franklin
The Oceania Project
PO Box 646
Byron Bay
NSW 2481
ABN 73 052 470 630
ACN 052 470 630
Phone: + 61 02 6685 8128
Fax: + 61 02 9225 9176
Mobile: 0418 797326
Web: and
PhD Candidates Southern Cross University

martes, 10 de junio de 2008

Actualidad: Varamientos masivos.

Peponocephala electra

Recientemente se han producido 2 nuevos trágicos varamientos masivos de cetáceos a lo largo del mundo.

Este mismo mes de Mayo se han producido 3 varamientos de zifios de Cuvier (Ziphius cavirostris) en Japón. Sin embargo estos eventos no son aislados, habiéndose producido ya 81 varamientos en Hokkaido desde marzo del 2007 (9 zifios de cuvier).

Ya en 2004 se detectó la relación entre estos sucesos ya la actividad militar. Aún no se saben las cuasas de la muerte pero se especula como principal factor, el trauma acústico y los efectos de la descompresión, aunque estas hipótesis no pudieron ser comprobadas en una cecropsia dado el avanzado estado de descomposición de las carcasas.

El segundo terrible evento se está desarrollando en Madagascar desde el 3 de Junio. Unos 100 cetáceos habrían nadado hacia el estuario del río Loza a través de los manglares. 55 individuos han muerto ya cerca de Puerto Voavoa. Se está intentando rescatar al resto de animales, pero con bajo éxito.

En las últimas semanas se han estado llevando a cabo prospecciones sísmicas por parte de Exxon Mobil en zonas próximas al Parque Marítimo de Islas Radama. Aún no hay gran información acerca de las especies, porque se está llevando con extremo secretismo, y muchos de los cadáveres se han enterrado sin necropsia. Sin embargo se cree que muchos de los ejemplares son Falsas Orcas de cabeza de melón (Peponocephala electra).

En una de las noticias sale una foto, y sí parece que los ejemplares puedan corresponder a esta especie.

Unos 100 delfines comunes vararon anoche en Cornwall. 24 de ellos murieron y 2 fueron sacrificados. El resto pudieron ser rescatados. A pocas millas de la zona de varamiento, la marina real estaba llevando a cabo pruebas militares, y maniobras de ataque.

Las necropsias están revelando un buen estado de salud general de los animales, por lo que la única hipótesis por el momento está relacionada de nuevo con el trauma acústico.

Os dejo liks para que le echéis un ojo. La marina está poniendo todo tipo de excusas y sugiriendo teorías un poco descabelladas, teniendo en cuenta que éste es el varamiento más trágico que se ha vivido en Reino Unido en toda la historia.

Vaya mesecito...

Gracias por leerme!

lunes, 9 de junio de 2008

Empleo: EEUU!

Immediate openings for marine mammal observers in the Northeastern U.S.
Must have previous marine mammal survey experience. Experience with NARW surveys is a plus. Must provide own binoculars, steel toed boots, hard hat, and general foul weather gear. Must be a U.S. citizen with a valid U.S. passport.

Work consists of 12 hour shifts, 7 days a week on largel ive aboard construction vessels for a minimum of 5 weeks with no on-shore breaks anticipated.

Preference given to individuals who can work the entire project and have previous whale monitoring experience.

Interested parties should contact Gabrielle Griffin at

martes, 3 de junio de 2008

Actualidad: Varamientos en Cádiz.

Un total de 30 cetáceos y tortugas marinas vararon en el litoral gaditano desde principios de año.

El grupo Delphis, que gestiona la red de voluntarios de asistencia a varamientos de Ecologistas en Acción de Cádiz, acudió el sábado a los varamientos de dos tortugas que llegaron a las playas de Conil y Vejer de la Frontera, con lo que el número de varamientos atendidos en lo que va de año asciende a 30.

En un comunicado, Ecologistas en Acción explicó que el sábado llegó al término municipal de Conil una tortuga laúd (Dermochelys coriacea) que es la mayor de todas las tortugas vivientes. Este ejemplar alcanzó una longitud de 1,28 metros.Una segunda tortuga llegó a la playa de Castilnovo, una boba (Caretta caretta), 'más común en nuestras aguas que la anterior'. La tortuga varada presentaba un corte limpio en la parte trasera del caparazón pudiéndose deber a una hélice de embarcación. También presentaba una gran cantidad de cirrípedos (parásitos), lo que induce a pensar que estuvo un tiempo enferma en alta mar, muriendo tiempo más tarde.

'Muchas de las especies marinas que frecuentan las costas gaditanas se encuentran amenazadas a causa de la pérdida de hábitat ocasionada por la contaminación de las aguas litorales, el urbanismo descontrolado, la sobreexplotación pesquera y el tráfico marítimo', expuso el colectivo.Con estas dos tortugas, otra que llego a Chipiona el miércoles y un delfín mular (Tursiops Truncatus) al Puerto de Santa María el jueves son ya 13 varamientos de cetáceos y 17 de tortugas marinas en lo que va de año, es decir, un total de 30 animales en tan sólo cinco meses.



Actividades: campaña en El Cachucho!

El ministerio de medio marino está organizando unas campañas para “Asesoramiento científico técnico de la zona marina de “El Cachucho”, futura área marina protegida situada frente a las costas de Ribadesella (Asturias).

La próxima campaña a realizar tendrá lugar del 7 al 17 de julio próximos y existe la posibilidad de poder contar entre los miembros de la tripulación con expertos en cetáceos, tortugas marinas y aves marinas que puedan recabar datos de cara a la elaboración de informes de seguimiento del área protegida.

Paula Méndez se encargará de coordinar este tema, para ello pediremos que las personas interesadas en participar nos envien su CV y una pequeña carta de motivacion, por ello os pido que lo divulgeis entre los miembros de cada grupo. El embarque se realiza del dia 7 al 17 de julio desde Santander, y lo organiza el Instituto Español Oceanografico, y no será remunerado, es toda la informacion que tenemos de momento.

Espero vuestras respuestas y muchas gracias.

Enviar curriculum al correo:

Paula Méndez
Sociedad Española de Cetáceos

Voluntariado: Carolina del Sur!

The Marine Mammal and Protected Resources (MMPR) Program
in Charleston, South Carolina is recruiting to fill two Dolphin Photo-identification Internship positions for the Fall of 2008. The MMPR is organized within NOAA´s National Ocean Service and is located at the Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research (CCEHBR) laboratory in Charleston, SC.

The intern position involves a commitment of 20 hours per week extending over a 15 week period from Monday, September 8, 2008 to Friday, December 12, 2008. There is some flexibility in these start and end times. I

nterns will participate in the field and laboratory activities of the Charleston Dolphin Abundance and Distribution Project (CDAD). Three useful sources of information about the CDAD project are:

1) Zolman, E. 2002. Residence patterns of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Stono River estuary, Charleston County, South Carolina. Marine Mammal Science 18:879-892; and
2) The Charleston Dolphin Abundance and Distribution (CDAD) Project: Standard Operating Protocols (SOP) for Field and Photographic Analysis Procedures; and
3) Speakman, T., E. Zolman, J. Adams, R.H. Defran, D. Laska, L. Schwacke, J. Craigie, and P. Fair. 2006. Temporal and spatial aspects of bottlenose dolphin occurrence in coastal and estuarine waters near Charleston, South Carolina. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 37.

You can download pdf versions of these documents at the web sites listed below.

The CDAD project carries out boat-based photo-identification surveys in the coastal and inland waterways of the Charleston SC area. This research is designed to provide an understanding of the population characteristics, including temporal and spatial aspects, of the distribution of Charleston area Atlantic bottlenose dolphins.

The internship offers an excellent opportunity for qualified and motivated individuals to obtain field and laboratory training in photo-identification methodology and analysis under the mentorship of experienced dolphin researchers. There is no compensation for this internship position and the successful applicant will be responsible for their living and transportation expenses during the time of the internship.

During the internship interns must have a personal vehicle to allow them to travel to and from the laboratory and to some of the local field sites in the Charleston area.

Ideal internship applicants will be advanced undergraduates or a recent graduate of a scientifically oriented university program in the behavioral or biological sciences. A typical applicant should have a strong interest in the scientific study of cetacean behavioral ecology, have potential interests in future graduate study in marine mammal science, and is an individual who seeks extensive and intensive exposure to the field work, data analysis techniques, and research literature in this field. Preference will be given to the selection of interns with well developed computer skills and boat-based field experience.

The internship application will consist of a letter of interest, transcripts of university coursework and two letters of recommendation from professors or research supervisors who are familiar with your scholarship, research skills and work habits.

Interested applicants should first correspond with Todd Speakman by email before preparing and submitting application materials. We anticipate filling this internship position by mid-July 2008. Interested applicants should correspond by email to Todd Speakman Email:

Zolman .pdf download:
CDAD SOP .pdf download:
Speakman et. al. pdf

Voluntariado: Australia!

Volunteers required for humpback whale research in Australia.

We are seeking applications from volunteers to help with field work on the effects of noise on humpback whales from 20 September to 19 October,2008. The work will take place during the whales' southward migration along the Australian east coast and is funded by the Australian Centre for Applied Marine Mammal Science (ACAMMS).

The field work will take place at Peregian Beach, approximately 140km north of Brisbane. This will be a multi-disciplinary study of the passing whales during their southward migration and include controlled exposure experiments (CEEs), the deployment of DTAGs, the collection of behavioural and positional data from a land station, the acoustic recording and tracking of singers using an array of hydrophone buoys moored offshore, and the boat-based collection of photo-IDs, biopsies and blow mucus samples.

Volunteers should be available for the entire four week study. You will be responsible for your transport to and from Peregian Beach, but once there, we will provide accommodation and food. The project will suit young scientists with genuine interests in humpback whale behaviour, behavioural ecology, acoustics and communication.

Successful applicants will:
- have a mature attitude towards marine mammal research.
- be able to live and work constructively with others in a team.
- have a good level of physical fitness.
- not be too fussy an eater as cooking will be communal (vegetarians excepted!).

Preference will be given to those who:
- have a degree in biology, marine science, or veterinary science.
- have previous relevant marine mammal field experience.

Applicants should send an email introducing themselves to
Michael Noad,

Rebecca Dunlop

and Melinda Rekdahl

The email should include an outline of why you would like to work on this project, your qualifications and previous experience. Please also attach a brief CV including the contact details of two relevant referees.

Applications will be accepted until 30 June and places will be offered soon after this to allow you time to make travel arrangements.

Michael Noad
BVSc PhD Lecturer,
Veterinary Anatomy Head,
Cetacean Ecology and Acoustics Laboratory
School of Veterinary Science
University of Queensland
St Lucia,
Qld 4072,
Ph. +61 7 3365 2088
Mob. +61 416 270567
Fax. +61 7 3365 1255

Rebecca Dunlop
Cetacean Ecology and Acoustics Laboratory
School of Veterinary Science
University of Queensland
St Lucia,
Qld 4072,
Ph. (07)3365-3066
Mob. 0437434041
Fax. (07)3365-1255