Thursday, February 14, 2019

INTERNS: Blue Ocean Society- Summer Internships Available

Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation is accepting applications for Summer 2019 Interns. 

Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation is a nonprofit organization based in Portsmouth, NH, USA with a mission to protect marine life in the Gulf of Maine through research, education and inspiring action. We achieve our goals primarily through our core programs which involve studying whales from commercial whale watch boats, collecting data on debris found during beach cleanups and offshore, and interacting with thousands of people each year during programs and events.

Blue Ocean Society's Internship Program is structured and designed to provide undergraduates and recent post-grads with hands-on experience in the field of whale research, education and marine conservation.  Interns will be directly involved in a variety of programs, including contributing to our long-term studies of several wild cetacean species (humpback, fin, minke whales, etc.) in the Gulf of Maine while working aboard commercial whale watching vessels departing from NH and northern

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

INTERNS: Internship with Elding Whale Watching in Reykjavík, Iceland

our company, Elding Whale Watching, based in Reykjavík, Iceland, will be offering 3 students (Bachelor's or Master's) the opportunity to join us for a 5-month internship to learn the basic skills of cetacean behaviour, cetacean data collection, data preparation and photo-identification. This is a great way to get your marine biology career started!

Interns are expected to work 5 days a week and will either be on our boats to collect behavioural and photographic data or in the office to process data on a computer.

Requirements: Enrollment in a biology degree, some knowledge and experience with photography and use of DSLR cameras, basics in Excel. A personal laptop would be beneficial. Good English is necessary and the love for outdoors and marine mammals. Weather in Iceland can be harsh and data may still be collected despite rain, snow and strong winds.

Living: Accommodation and food are not covered and are of the interns own responsibility. However, on working days lunch will be provided. Also we will do our best to aid in the search of accommodation. Successful applicants will receive a pdf file with further useful information about the internship as well as living in Iceland.

Beginning of the internship is from 01.05.2019 with a preferred duration of 3 months or more.

I encourage students who are seeking to gain experience in this field of biology to send a cv, a short motivation letter and period of availability to sabri.voswinkel@gmail.com

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

INTERNS: Monterey Bay Whale Watch Internship

Monterey Bay Whale Watch Internship Opportunity

Join Monterey Bay Whale Watch for an exciting research opportunity! Help collect valuable data on a variety of different organisms including humpback whales, killer whales, gray whales, blue whales, fin whales, and dolphins. Collection of data includes filling out data sheets, taking photo ID pictures, inputting data into the computer, and contributing data to collaborative organizations such as Cascadia Research Collective and HappyWhale.

Learn invaluable information on Monterey Bay and its organisms and gain essential marine mammal research experience.

Interns must commit to at least 3 months with MBWW and at least 20-40 hours per week.
Internship has flexible start/end dates, but we are looking for interns to being as soon as possible.
This is an unpaid position and housing is not provided.
College credit can be provided.

Internship is located at 84 Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey, CA.
For an application and more details, please email mbwwassistant@gmail.com.
Send application and resume to mbwwassistant@gmail.com.

Monday, February 11, 2019

INTERNS: FWC Manatee Photo-identification Internship

Manatee Photo-identification Internships

The manatee photo-identification program is based in St. Petersburg, Florida at the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI). FWRI is the research arm of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), a state agency. For more information about FWRI, please visit: http://www.myfwc.com/research/. FWRI's manatee photo-identification research focuses on long-term monitoring of Florida manatees in southwest Florida. The program's primary goal is to document individual manatees, which allows us to estimate annual adult survival and reproductive rates and to model population dynamics for state and federal assessments of Florida manatee status and recovery. Photo-identification data also provide insight regarding manatee movements, site fidelity, habitat use and behavior.        

Interns will primarily assist staff members with photographing manatees and collecting behavioral and environmental data at sites around Tampa Bay. Interns will also be responsible for a number of lab-based photo-identification tasks, such as downloading images, entering information into

Thursday, February 07, 2019

JOBS: Allied Whale and BHWW Co. Research Assistant Positions: 2019 Field Season

Allied Whale (AW), the marine mammal research lab of College of the Atlantic and Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co. (BHWW) seek 5 interns/research assistants for the 2019 field season. These are entry-level research positions designed to offer experience for individuals seeking to develop their professional careers in marine mammal research. Two summer positions (mid-May through August 31st) and three full season positions (mid-May through October 31st) are available. *College of the Atlantic students can receive flexibility in start and end dates.

Overview of position: This is a unique internship program in that the selected individuals will have the opportunity to participate and receive training in a wide range of marine mammal research activities while receiving income when working as a crew/scientist aboard commercial whale watching trips operating from Bar Harbor, Maine. Allied Whale currently supports field projects in the trophic ecology of humpback and fin whales, the ongoing housing and maintenance of the North Atlantic Humpback Whale Catalog and fin whale photo-ID catalog, an active marine mammal stranding response program, and a research/education partnership with Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co. In addition, Allied Whale maintains the facilities on and conducts research from the Mount Desert Rock Marine Research Station situated on a remote offshore island. The interns play a critical role in the success of the field season and serve as support to all aspects of summer activities within both Allied Whale and Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co.

Description of duties: Upon arrival in May, all interns will receive research, boat crew, and Gulf of Maine natural history training by both Allied Whale and the Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company staff. As the Allied Whale field season does not begin

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

VOLUNTEERS: Australian Dolphin Research Project Ecovolunteer Opportunities

Dolphin Research Australia is a marine research, education and conservation charity that provides long-term independent research and education programs.  We are pleased to announce that we have eco-volunteer opportunities available for participants to join our Moreton Bay Dolphin Research Expeditions in 2019. We have 4 day and 8 day eco-volunteer expeditions available between May and July 2019. The project offers a unique learning experience for those passionate about dolphins and the marine environment who want to contribute to increasing knowledge, awareness and improving conservation efforts while supporting the research efforts. 

The research project focuses on Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins and Australian humpback dolphins and aims to assess and monitor the abundance and health of these populations in the Moreton Bay Marine Park and South East Queensland region.  Participants have the opportunity to join the

Monday, February 04, 2019

VOLUNTEERS: Call for Marine Mammal Research Interns in Kep, Cambodia.

Call for Marine Mammal Research Interns in Kep, Cambodia.
Marine Conservation Cambodia (MCC) is an NGO based on the island of Koh Ach Seh, in Cambodia's Kep Archipelago. The organisation has many facets, including working to stop illegal fishing practices, ecological and social science research and collecting data to use in the implementation of conservation legislation.

In September 2017, MCC introduced The Cambodian Marine Mammal Conservation Project, in collaboration with the Royal Government of Cambodia's Fisheries Administration. The project's primary aim is to collect data on abundance, distribution and residency to delineate and protect critical habitats for the endangered Irrawaddy dolphin in Cambodia's Kep Archipelago.  

At present, we are looking for marine mammal research interns to join the team between May and September 2019.
Project activities:   

Friday, February 01, 2019

INTERNS: IMMS Research Internship - Gulf Port MS

The IMMS Research Internship Program is designed as a way for students interested in a career in marine science to gain valuable research experience in a real-world setting. Interns may participate in projects involving bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles, and diamondback terrapins. As an intern, you will be trained in all aspects of dolphin photo-ID research as well as any other current research projects at IMMS. Interns will also participate in other operations at IMMS including stranding response, education, and animal care. Our goal is to give interns a well-rounded experience in a variety of areas while providing expert training and experience in marine science research.

Interns must:
- Commit to a minimum of 12 weeks. The internship can be extended depending on work performance.
- Be available to work Mon-Fri and must be available for all boat trips. Some field days may fall on

Thursday, January 31, 2019

JOBS: Openings in National Marine Fisheries Service's Office of Protected Resources

NMFS is advertising two job openings in the Office of Protected Resources, Permits and Conservation Division. Individuals in these positions would serve as senior analysts in the Incidental Take Program. In addition to processing requests for Marine Mammal Protection Act incidental take authorizations, they would provide guidance and oversight in planning, monitoring, and policy development, including QA/QC, management of designated sub-programs, staff training, and development and implementation of measures, processes, and analyses to increase efficiency and effectiveness in the Program.

The following announcement for two positions (Biologist, ZP-0401-4) has been posted and will be open for 14 days, from 1/29/19 to 2/11/19:

GRAD STUDENTS - Humboldt State University

Humboldt State University Marine Mammal Program is seeking applications for 2 graduate positions for Fall 2019 conducting research on northern California pinnipeds and stranded marine mammals.  Would prefer candidates who had recent pinniped field experience or experience working with stranded marine mammals.  Experience operating small vessels in the north Pacific, conducting marine mammal necropsies and conducting outreach and education to community or school groups preferred, but not required.  Please contact Dr. Dawn Goley at Dawn.Goley@humboldt.edu and apply to the M.Sc. program in the Department of Biological Sciences here-  http://www2.humboldt.edu/biosci/programs/grad/instructions.html    

Dr. Dawn Goley,  Professor of Zoology 
Director of the Marine Mammal Education and Research Program 
Director of the HSU Marine Mammal Stranding Program 
Department of Biological Sciences 
Humboldt State University,  Arcata, California 95521 
Office Phone 707-826-4168 /  Office Location Science B 236
Office hours - Fall 2018 - Monday 2-3, Thursday 9-11 and 2-3, other times by appointment