viernes, 15 de octubre de 2010

Volunteer: Seal rehabilitation in Netherlands!!!

The Seal Rehabilitation and Research Centre (SRRC) in Pieterburen, the Netherlands, is looking for:

*Enthusiastic volunteers who are experienced in animal husbandry.*

The seals in the rehabilitation centre need intensive care treatment due to their health problems (mostly lungworm infections). We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who will work together with the SRRC staff in the seals care department. The SRRC is expecting many seals to be admitted during this coming winter season.

If you have experience with animal husbandry, and you are available in this coming winter, please send a letter to the SRRC

We require a minimum period of six weeks, but prefer a longer period. We offer food and accommodation at the centre and the chance to work with seals in a motivated group of international colleagues.

Seal Rehabilitation and Research Centre

Hoofdstraat 94a


The Netherlands

Phone: (31) 595 - 526 526

Fax: (31) 595 - 528 389



English website:

Employment: Delaware!!

Position Announcement: Director of the School of Marine Science and Policy

The College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment at the University of Delaware invites applications for the position of Director of the School of Marine Science and Policy (SMSP). The position provides a unique opportunity to lead a premier marine organization into the coming decade. The Director is responsible for all teaching, research, and service activities within the School and reports directly to the Dean of the College. The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of full professor.

We seek an energetic scholar in any area of marine science or policy who has developed a nationally and internationally recognized body of scholarship with evidence of deep commitment to marine education, research, and academic leadership. Candidates should have administrative experience as a department chairperson, laboratory director, or equivalent leadership position in
academia. This will include high achievement in teaching and service, as well as substantial experience in the conduct and administration of competitive research programs supported by funds from private sources, foundations, and government agencies.

The School is composed of 41 faculty members, approximately 100 graduate students, and a growing undergraduate program. The SMSP is ranked among the top institutions for marine education and research in the United States, with facilities located on the Sharp Campus at the mouth of Delaware Bay in Lewes, Delaware and on the main campus in Newark, Delaware. The 64-acre Sharp Campus features over 100,000 square feet of modern laboratory, classroom, and office space. The Director is expected to maintain an active presence at both the Sharp campus in Lewes and the main University of Delaware campus in Newark.

The University of Delaware is an equal opportunity employer which encourages applications from women and from members of minority groups. More information on the College and School may be found at and Applicants should submit a detailed statement of interest and qualifications along with curriculum vitae in electronic format, as well as contact information for at least three references. Applications and requests for information should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Patrick Gaffney, Professor of Marine Biosciences (302-645-4364; Applications must be received by 31 December 2010.

domingo, 3 de octubre de 2010


I would like to apologize to all the readers and visitors of this blog for this long absence and the lack of new entries during the last months. Unfortunately, my own personal circumstances together with a complicated working situation has kept me away from this beautiful project.

Sadly I got to lose my job in Spain, but looking on the bright side, now I have much more time to dedicate to all of you and this little project, El Mundo de los Mamíferos Marinos. Thank you very much for your patience and for reading me!!

Now we´re back!!!


Me gustaría pedir disculpas a todos los seguidores y visitantes de este blog por la larga ausencia y la falta de entradas durante los últimos meses. Lamenteblemente, mis circunstancias personales y una situación laboral complicada y ajetreada me impidieron seguir con este hermoso proyecto.

Tristemente he perdido mi trabajo en España, por lo que mirándolo por el lado bueno, ahora vuelvo a tener mucho más tiempo para dedicaros a todos y a este pequeño hijo, El Mundo de los Mamíferos Marinos. Muchas gracias por vuestra paciencia y por leerme de vez en cuando :)

Ahora volvemos con más fuerza!!!