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Friday, June 29, 2018

INTERNS: Field Internships with the Namibian Dolphin Project - August 2018


The Namibian Dolphin Project is a research and conservation organization run by several independent scientists based in southern Africa. We are running 


​an intensive field season this year and still have some places available for interns to join between 01 and 31
August 2017 in Walvis Bay, Namibia

Interns will join an active research programme during an intensive period of field work aiming to tackle a number of research questions including long-term population monitoring (photo ID and static acoustic monitoring), behavioural acoustics of bottlenose dolphins (linking sounds to behaviours), behavioural and acoustic responses to anthropogenic activities and response to strandeded cetaceans (refloatation/data colleciton).  Our focal study species are Heaviside's dolphin, a small population of common bottlenose dolphins and humpback whales with additional data collection on right whales, sunfish (Mola mola), African Penguins and sea turtles
​, jackals and Cape fur seals.


Internships are research focused with an emphasis on learning (and using) field skills used in
cetacean research such as photo-identification, acoustic and behavioural data collection, as well as data management and team work. Interns will work closely with the project leaders Dr Tess Gridley and Dr Simon Elwen.  We are amenable to students using data collected during internships for student projects.



If you are interested in joining our research team during one of these periods please
​contact us with
a
​ brief​
  motivation and your CV in an email with the subject Research Internship 201
​8​
_Namibia to nam.dolphin.edu@gmail.com.

More information can be found on the Namibian Dolphin Project and our umbrella organisation Sea Search
​(including publications) ​
by following these links (www.namibiandolphinproject.
  www.seasearch.co.za)
Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions regarding this training opportunity.  
​​

Namibian Dolphin Project Team

Simon Elwen Ph.D. NRF Research Fellow at the Mammal Research Institute, University of Pretoria

Based at Sea Search Africa - 4 Bath Rd, Muizenberg, Cape Town.
Phone: +27 21 788 1206 (Office SA),      +27 71 139 5951 (Mob SA)

The first African Bioacoustics Community conference will be held in Cape Town on the 3rd-7th December 2018.
https://africanbioacoustic.wixsite.com/abcommunity


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