Seal Behaviour Research in Australia
Volunteers are needed to assist with fieldwork investigating the effects of tourism on Australian fur seals in January and February, 2009.
Minimum time commitment is 7-10 days, but longer stays are possible. Research is conducted on a small, uninhabited island in Bass Strait, which is home to Australian and New Zealand fur seals as well as Little penguins and many other sea bird species.
Food and tent will be provided; camp facilities are primitive.
Volunteers will assist with observations of seal behaviour. Volunteers need to be in good health and fitness, have some experience camping and/or backpacking, have enthusiasm and patience, and be able to lift up to 50 lbs. as needed. A background in biological sciences is preferred.
If interested, please email a brief resume to:
MSc Candidate, A
ustralian-American Fulbright Scholar