I am a PhD student with the University of Otago and I am looking for volunteers for a project on Hector's dolphins in New Zealand from the 6th until the end of January 2009.
The field work will be in beautiful Akaroa in the South Island of New Zealand. We will be theodolite tracking Hector's dolphins from a cliff overlooking the harbour in order to gather informations on the detections range of some acoustic devices (T-PODs) that will be deployed in the water during the observations.
Full training will be provided however a biology background and previous experience working with marine mammals is a bonus. The succesful applicant must be responsible and ready to work long hours outdoor.
Due to limited fundings we are not able to provide an accomodation however Akaroa offers a number of options including backpackers and camping grounds.
In order to apply please send your CV together with a cover letter to
Marine Mammal Research Group
Dept.of Marine Science
University of Otago
Ph. +64 9 950 3266
Cell. +64 021 222 6284