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 http://www.dolphin-institute.org
Aliza J. Milette
Field Project & Education Coordinator
The Dolphin Institute