Tuesday, May 15, 2018

FELLOWSHIP: Mystic Aquarium - Animal Rescue Program Fellowship

Mystic Aquarium Animal Rescue Program Fellowship

Fellowship summary
The Animal Rescue Program (ARP) Fellowship position is an expanded internship.  The goal of the program is to provide college students or recent college graduates that are pursuing a career in veterinary medicine an opportunity to expand their animal skills by learning proper techniques for treating marine animals within a rehabilitation setting.  The Animal Rescue Program is a department within Mystic Aquarium whose mission is to inspire people to care for and protect our ocean planet through conservation, education, and research.
Application deadlines are as follows:
Spring fellowship (Jan-May):  September 30
Summer fellowship (May-Aug):  January 31
Fall fellowship (Sept-Dec):  May 31

Demonstrate excellent representation of the aquarium at all times through a positive, can-do attitude and teamwork focused work ethic.  The ARP Fellow is responsible for the day-to-day operations and general organization of the Animal Rescue Clinic (ARC) with guidance from ARP staff.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  diet preparation, cleaning and maintenance of ARP areas, record keeping, and providing medical treatments to animals with guidance from ARP staff and Aquarium veterinarians.  Medical treatments may include restraint for procedures, tube feeding, intravenous blood samples, subcutaneous fluids, intramuscular injections, etc.  The ARP Fellow will also provide training and guidance to ARP volunteers and interns, as requested.

Minimum requirements
Must be willing to consistently provide internal and external customer service above and beyond expectation.  One of the following degree options is required:  a degree from an AVMA-accredited Veterinary Technology program, current enrollment in an AVMA-accredited Veterinary Technology program, current undergraduate enrollment (3rd or 4th year) in a pre-veterinary track program, current enrollment (1st or 2nd year) in an AVMA-accredited Veterinary Medicine degree program, or a bachelor's degree with equivalent animal experience to above.  Experience working in a veterinary clinic setting is strongly desired.  Current valid driver's license required.  Must be proficient in Microsoft Office.  Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team, possess strong written and verbal communication skills, and have flexibility, a high attention to detail, strong organization and time management skills, a positive attitude and a willingness to learn.  Candidate must be able to meet the physical demands of the position which include prolonged standing and kneeling, lifting objects, and working in outdoor conditions.   

Responsibilities and essential functions
All fellowships are unpaid with a minimum 12-16 week commitment required.  The position is scheduled five days per week for a minimum of 40 hours each week.  Applicants must be willing to work a flexible schedule, as hours may include evenings, weekends, and holidays.  Housing is not provided.   
To perform this fellowship position successfully, an individual must be able to execute each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
·         Assist ARP and veterinary staff in obtaining clinical and research samples collected from stranded animals
·         Perform and/or assist ARP and veterinary staff with clinical procedures and injections, fluid therapy, collection of diagnostic samples, tube feeding, and wound care
·         Perform and/or assist in overall ARC operations including feeding and caring for rehabilitating animals, delivering medications and supplements, cleaning and maintaining animal units, maintaining quarantine protocols, and record keeping
·         Assist ARP and veterinary staff with gross necropsy procedures, when necessary
·         Provide mentorship to interns/volunteers who are working within the ARC
·         All fellows are responsible for working in a safe manner at all times
·         Every fellow must properly use, and keep in good order, all personal protective equipment (PPE) supplied to them as protection from recognized hazards
·         Every fellow must report any unsafe condition
·         Every fellow must have a working knowledge of all Facility wide, and Department specific, safety procedures that relate to their position, including, but not limited to:  Emergency Evacuation, Lockdown Procedure, and Fire Extinguisher Use
·         Perform all other duties as assigned by supervisor
Project requirement
ARP fellows will be required to complete a project by the end of their term.  This project will be focused on some aspect of veterinary medicine with guidance from ARP staff.  The final product will be a 12 minute PowerPoint presentation provided to Aquarium staff/interns/volunteers based on the project selected.

Please visit the below website to apply.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

VOLUNTEERS: Summer Volunteer Opportunites with Cetus' Robson Bight Warden Program

Summer Volunteer Opportunities with Cetus' Robson Bight Warden Program!
Cetus is a non-profit, marine conservation society, which operates in the waters around Victoria and Alert Bay, British Columbia, Canada. Since 2005 we have worked to reduce disturbances to marine mammals on the British Columbia coast and promote respect for our marine environment through on-the-water and land-based education, outreach and direct monitoring activities.
The Robson Bight Marine Warden Program operates in Johnstone Strait, in the waters around the Robson Bight (Michael Bigg) Ecological Reserve. The ecological reserve is designated for the protection of critical habitat of the Northern resident killer whales. This is a unique area where the whales often come to rub their bodies along the underwater beaches. Our marine wardens monitor vessels and marine mammal populations, and educate boaters and kayakers about the

Thursday, March 15, 2018

INTERNS: Hiring 2018 Team for Soundwatch Boater Education Program in Washington

The Whale Museum's Soundwatch Boater Education Program:
Hiring Team for 2018 Summer Season

Location: Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, Washington State, USA
Open Positions:
·         Soundwatch Project Coordinator Job Description(year-round, full-time/exempt, includes health care benefits)
·         Soundwatch Seasonal Vessel Driver/Educator Job Description (contract position, June-September, 24-32 hours weekly)
·         Soundwatch Intern Position Description (seasonal position, 35-40 hours per week)
Established in 1979 as the first U.S. museum dedicated to whales living in the wild, The Whale Museum promotes stewardship of whales and the Salish Sea ecosystem through education and research. The Soundwatch Boater Education Program was initiated in 1993 by The Whale Museum to reduce disturbances to marine wildlife caused by irresponsible boater behaviors. This innovative program educates boaters on guidelines and regulations for marine wildlife through

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

JOB: Manatee Biologist Job Opportunity

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Wildlife Research – Marine Mammals
Broadband/Class Code:  19-1023-01
Position Number:  77901365
Annual Salary Range:  $13.00/hr., 20 hrs. Per week
Announcement Type:  Open Competitive
Location: Tequesta, Florida
Facility: Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
Pay Grade/ Pay Band:  BB005
Closing Date: March 26, 2018

This half-time position, located in Tequesta, participates in Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's manatee research program in a seven-county area along southeast coast Florida.  This is a part-time position, approximately 20 hrs/week, including one weekend day.
Duties may include but are not limited to: recovery of manatee carcasses from a seven county area in southeast Florida, conduct necropsies on badly decomposed manatee carcasses and transport fresh to moderately decomposed manatee carcasses to the necropsy facility in St. Petersburg; participate in manatee rescue, including coordination of capture

INTERNS: Volunteer Dolphin Research Assistants/Interns - Summer 2018 Florida, USA and Bimini, The Bahamas

*Applications are again being accepted due to unforeseen vacancy. Review
of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position
is filled, so get your applications in soon!*

Dolphin Communication Project (DCP) - Volunteer Research
Assistants/Interns - Summer 2018
Florida, USA and Bimini, The Bahamas

The Dolphin Communication Project (DCP,
www.dolphincommunicationproject.org) is currently seeking two interns
for the summer of 2018. These internships have field and office
components, both of which are mandatory, and total 9-12 weeks, depending
on DCP's schedule.

DCP looks at how dolphins communicate and attempts to shed more light on


   ¡VIVAVaquita! (a non-profit organization) has many marine mammal books, reprints, monographs, and journals that are available for a donation to the organiation.  All funds raised will be actively used for research and conservation work on the vaquita (Phocoena sinus), the world's most endangered marine mammal species.  The global population of this species now numbers less than 20 individuals and is decling at about 50%/year. Visit our website at www.vivavaquita.org for more details. 
   Below is a sample of some of the rarer items we have, but there are hundreds and 'prices' range from US$1-110.  For a full list of books available (and photos), check this link: http://www.vivavaquita.org/assets/vv-bookstore2.pdf.  For more info, or to request books, please contact Tom Jefferson at  sclymene@aol.com. 
Gaskin, D.E. 1972 Whales, Dolphins, and Seals, With Special Reference to the New Zealand Region, Heineman Educational Books. $15.
Geraci, J. R. and V. J. Lounsbury. 2005. Marine Mammals Ashore: A Field Guide for Strandings. Texas A&M Sea Grant (Second Edition).  $12.
Jefferson, T.A., Leatherwood, S. & Webber, M.A. 1993 Marine Mammals of the World: FAO Species Identification Guide, United Nation Environment Programme and Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN.  $45.
Morzer Bruyns, W.F.J. 1971 Field Guide of Whales and Dolphins, Uitgeverij Tor. $12.
Norris, K.S., Würsig, B., Wells, R.S. & Wursig, M. 1994 The Hawaiian Spinner Dolphin, University of California Press.  $20.
Payne, R. 1983. Communication and Behavior of Whales. AAAS Selected Symposium. Vol. 76. Westview Press, Inc,, Boulder, Co. 643 pp.  $21.
Richardson, W. J., C. R. Greene, C. I. Malme and D. H. Thomson. 1995. Marine Mammals and Noise. Academic Press.  $15.
Ridgway, S.H., and R.J. Harrison. 1981. Handbook of Marine Mammals, Vol. 1: The Walrus, Sea Lions, Fur Seals, and Sea Otter. Academic Press. 235 pp.  $30.
Ridgway, S.H., and R.J. Harrison. 1981. Handbook of Marine Mammals, Vol. 2: Seals. Academic Press. 359 pp.  $35.
Ridgway, S.H., and R. Harrison. 1985. Handbook of Marine Mammals, Vol. 3: The Sirenians and Baleen Whales. Academic Press Inc., London. 362 pp.  $60.
Scientific Reports of the Whales Research Institute. (misc. issues). Scientific Reports of the Whales Research Institute.  Misc. prices.
True, F.W. 1904. Whalebone Whales of the Western North Atlantic Compared with Those Occurring in European Waters with Some Observations on the Species of the North Pacific. Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge. 332 pp. + plates.  $110 (hardbound).
True, F.W. 1910. An account of the beaked whales of the family Ziphiidae in the collection of the United States National Museum, with remarks on some species in other American museums. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. 73:42 pp. + plates.  $45 (card covers).
Truitt, D. 1974 Dolphins and Porpoises: A Comprehensive Annotated Bibliography of the Smaller Cetacea. Gale Research Co.  $25.
Whitehead, H. and L. Rendell. 2015. The cultural lives of whales and dolphins. University of Chicago Press. 417pp.  $20.

Monday, March 12, 2018

JOB:Biologist (Protected Species) DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Biologist (Protected Species) DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

The incumbent will support the functions and mission of the Office of the Environment (OE) as one of the regional advisers on matters related to protected species (e.g. marine mammals, marine turtles, coastal and marine birds, beach mice, and other endangered species) as protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and other legislation, particularly related to protected species found in the Gulf of Mexico and the east coast of the United States.  

closing dates:
 03/07/2018 to 03/20/2018
$50,598 to $95,388 per year
Pay scale; grade:
GS 09 - 12
Work schedule:
Full-Time  Jefferson, Louisiana 
Appointment type:

At the full performance level (GS-12) the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

JOBS: Vacancies for combined MMO/FLO & combined MMO/PAMO

OSC has positions for 1 x dual certified and experienced MMO/FLO and 1 x dual certified and experienced MMO/FLO in UK waters for an estimated 2-month period commencing in 8-10 days' time. Opportunities for MMOs, PAMOs and FLOs in other geographical locations arise periodically, so general applications are always welcome, but residents in UK and nearby countries should indicate this at the beginning of email responses, as these applications will be prioritised.

If you are interested and available, and not already on OSC's database, please provide copies of your CV, passport, driving licence (probably not needed, but useful for future reference), offshore survival and medical certificates, MMO and/or PAM and/or FLO and degree certificates. For documents not already in electronic format, please use a scanner, as photographs of documents are not often accepted. Please use relevant software programmes to minimise any scanned file sizes so that they remain clearly legible, yet easy for us to share by email with stakeholders.

Please apply by email only to recruitment@osc.co.uk; recruitment enquiries to other OSC email addresses will not be considered.

Also, elsewhere, permanent employment positions have been advertised for Trainee Consultant, Graduate Research Assistant (RA), Report Writer (Management Position), and Graduate Marine Biologist/Oceanographer, and applications for these positions are currently being reviewed, with at least one position already awarded, so interested candidates should apply soonest. Further details are available on various online locations and social media and on our website: http://www.osc.co.uk/careers

Please feel free to circulate this email amongst colleagues seeking freelance and permanent employment.

Thanks and kind regards,
Ocean Science Consulting Limited (OSC)
Spott Road, Dunbar, East Lothian, EH42 1RR, Scotland, UK

INTERNS: Marine Education Summer Internship - Center for Coastal Studies, Provincetown, MA USA

Summer 2018 Internship Opportunity 
The Center for Coastal Studies is a non-profit organization dedicated to conducting scientific research with emphasis on marine mammals of the western North Atlantic and on the coastal and marine habitats and resources of the Gulf of Maine. CCS has been conducting research and marine and coastal educational programs on Cape Cod for 42 years.

Education Responsibilities- Intern will assist with environmental education programs, including on-site programs, off-site programs, and festivals, including CCS's signature summer week of events: Whale Week:  A Celebration of the Sea, and Whale Camp.  Interns will assist in staffing the Center's Hiebert Marine Science Hall; designing and delivering presentations, answering questions about CCS, marine mammals and ocean conservation issues, and other general duties. 

INTERNS: Internship opportunities in Hawaii - Hawaiian Monk Seal and Sea Turtle Field Response Teams - DEADLINE APPROACHING

Announcing internship openings on our Hawaiian Monk Seal and Sea Turtle Field Response Teams on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii – DEADLINE APPROACHING


We are Hawaii's largest non-profit marine species response organization, covering approximately 300 miles of coastline on the Hawaiian Islands of Oahu and Molokai with our team of over 100 volunteers, interns and staff. Our field response team spends thousands of hours each year responding to reports of activity involving protected marine animals such as the endangered Hawaiian monk seal and endangered or threatened marine turtles to aid in species recovery, research and stranding support.  Our work helps save these animals from deaths and injuries caused by disease, hookings, entanglement in marine debris and dangerous or inappropriate interaction with humans and pets. Equally important is our ability to use this extensive level of field activity as well as our presence in schools, community events and public venues to engage with tens of thousands of members of the public each year to build understanding, stewardship and support for Hawaii's protected marine species and the coastal ecosystem we share.  Learn more about us at