martes, 14 de abril de 2009

Voluntariado: CIRCE en el Estrecho de Gibraltar!

The research group CIRCE (http://www.circe-asso.org) is looking for research assistant to help with our research project on 7 cetacean species.
CIRCE has been studying the cetaceans of the Strait of Gibraltar for the last 10 years and has already gained a lot of knowledge on the cetaceans of the Strait. It is a fantastic place to study cetaceans since 4 species (long-finned pilot whales, bottlenose, common and striped dolphins) are resident all year round and are using the same area so they are easy to find. Then during spring-summer killer whales and sperm whales are coming to feed in the area while fin whales are migrating through the Strait.
We are offering you an opportunity to spend 12 days (or more) with our team of experts in the field and our research centre to learn all about the cetacean of the Strait, the methodologies to study them (photo-ID, biopsy, distribution,…), the latest results from our studies and how does it contribute to their conservation. No previous knowledge about cetacean is required as we adapt our presentations and tasks in function of the level of knowledge of the participants. However a good mood and enthusiasm is always welcome.

You will find all the information about dates, what is included in the price etc. on our website:
http://www.circe-asso.org/english/index.html?ecotour_en.html&1

Our publications can also be found on our website:
http://www.circe-asso.org/english/index.html?prog_en.html&1

For more information you can contact us at:
philippe@circe-asso.org