Thursday, September 20, 2018
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Observer to participate in our aerial surveys for whales, dolphins and
sea turtles in outer continental shelf federal waters off Massachusetts
and Rhode Island. This area is currently proposed for offshore
alternative energy development. Duties will include serving as an
observer on all aerial surveys; quality checking data; coordination with
the chief scientist and flight crew; and analysis of vertical
photographs for the detection and identification of marine mammal and
turtle species. The majority of field work will be aerial, although
there may be opportunities to get involved in shipboard surveys with
collaborators depending on contract opportunities. This is a grant
funded staff position with at least 12 months of staffing provided.
Additional service may be afforded only if additional grant funding is
Monday, September 17, 2018
POSITION: Volunteer (unpaid) field helper.
DURATION: about 3 months, two shifts: 1) late September 2018 (arriving
to the Falklands September 29th) to early December 2018, and 2) early
December 2018 to late March 2019
LOCATION: Sea Lion Island, Falkland Islands, Southern Atlantic Ocean.
- Southern elephant seals: counts, marking, mapping, observation of
behavior, pup handling, collection of samples, sedation and handling of
females for TDR and satellite tag deployment
- Killer whales: photoidentification, observation and videotaping of
behavior, necropsies of preys
- Falklands skuas: counts, nest identification and mapping,
observation of behavior
- Raptors: counts, nest identification and mapping, observation of
Friday, September 14, 2018
Monday, September 03, 2018
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES ON THE FARALLON ISLANDS
Point Blue Conservation Science is looking for Volunteer Elephant Seal Research Assistants (3-4) for winter 2018/2019 on Southeast Farallon Island. Research Assistant (RA) responsibilities include, but are not limited to, censusing and monitoring breeding elephant seals, flipper tagging animals, resighting tagged California and Steller's Sea Lions, Harbor Seals and Northern Fur Seals, and surveying for salamanders, crickets, songbirds, seabirds, gulls, burrowing owls, and whales. (Sorry, White sharks are unlikely during the winter months). RAs also contribute to the upkeep and maintenance of the research station and help with food preparation. RAs will work full-time, 7 days a week, with a variable schedule that includes long days and night work. Some field work requires rigorous physical activity including strenuous hiking and climbing. Applicants should enjoy working independently with a high level of responsibility in field work and data entry as well as working frequently with a partner or team. Preference will be given to applicants with a degree in biology or related field and prior ecological research experience. Enthusiasm for field work in windy, cold conditions is essential. The ability to coexist on a small, isolated island with the same crew for several months is essential. If the thought of going several days without updating your Instagram or Facebook page is shocking, then this is not the job for you. Positions are available 1 December 2018 through 30 March 2019 with a minimum 8-week commitment. However, strong preference will be given to applicants who are available for the entire period. We provide transportation to the island and great food and housing. Transportation to San Francisco is not provided. More information can be found at pointblue.org. To apply, please email a cover letter explaining your interests, your resume, dates of availability, and 3 professional references to Pete Warzybok (). Applications accepted until 30 September 2018 but will be evaluated as they are received so some positions may be filled before the deadline.
Senior Marine Ecologist, Farallon Program
& Farallon Patrol Coordinator
Point Blue Conservation Science
3820 Cypress Drive, Suite 11, Petaluma, CA 94954
707-781-2555 ext. 344 (office)
415-233-1384 (patrol cell)
Point Blue—Conservation science for a healthy planet.