The Marine Mammal Research Group of Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, is currently looking for volunteers during the winter season 2009.
The boat-based surveys will be carried out in the Port Stephens - Great Lakes Marine Park, 200 km north of Sydney, from 3rd to 31st August 2009. The minimum stay of volunteers is two weeks but volunteers staying the entire time are preferred. Interns will participate in the field on a daily basis collecting behavioural data of Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) in conjunction with the impact of dolphin-watching boats. Additionally, data on habitat use of this resident population will be collected.
The internship offers an excellent opportunity for qualified and motivated individuals to obtain field training in photo-identification methodology and analysis with experienced dolphin researchers. Ideal internship applicants are at least undergraduates of a scientifically oriented university subject. Preferably, participants should have a motor boat driving license and/or experience in marine mammal observation and photo-ID.
Accommodation and food are provided during the stay but applicants are responsible for all travelling expenses to and from the field site.
Interested applicants should contact Andre Steckenreuter: firstname.lastname@example.org
Andre Steckenreuter, PhD Candidate
Marine Mammal Research Group
Graduate School of the Environment
Macquarie University 2109
NSW AustraliaE-mail: email@example.com
Ph.: 0410 862 189