INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Field research with humpback whales in Maui, Hawaii. ~

21 de septiembre de 2004

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Field research with humpback whales in Maui, Hawaii.

Esta es para pensársela... uf, a Hawaii

Openings for several interns. Interns will assist in a long-term continuing research project by The Dolphin Institute/Kewalo Basin Marine Mammal Laboratory on the winter assembly of North Pacific humpback whales in Hawaii. Dr. Adam Pack will be the field director and Dr. Louis Herman will be the consulting expert. Historically, our research has investigated a variety of topics including migration destinations, inter-island movement, habitat preferences associated with different classes of whales, residency characteristics, competitive behavior, song, body size and social roles, individual life histories, and much more. For a partial list of publications, reports, theses, and dissertations see:
During the winter/spring 2005 season we will focus on several issues: continuing individual identification and underwater body size measurements, skin biopsy sampling in Maui waters through the SPLASH project, mitigation measures to avoid ship/whale collisions, and Crittercam deployment together with the National Geographic Society. All research staff, including interns, will be provided room and board in Maui. Interns are responsible for their own transportation to Maui. On-water research will be on our 18- and 21-foot outboards. Shore-based research will be from elevated platforms along the Maui coast using theodolites and laptop computers. Interns will rotate between these two activities, as well as data processing at the field house.
Two levels of internship are available: full season and half season. Full season runs from late December 2004 to May 15, 2005. Half-season is either late December through March 10, 2004 or March 1 through May 15, 2005.
Requirements: Senior standing in college or college graduate; experience in research, especially field research; excellent letters of recommendation, ability to live and work closely and harmoniously as part of a team. Desirable, qualification: marine mammal experience, boating experience, familiarity with computers, digital phtography experience, theodolite experience.
Send cover letter indicating why you are seeking this internship and why you feel you are qualified, complete resume, college transcripts, and three letters of recommendation.
Indicate which intern track you are seeking: full season, half season early, or half season late, or any.
Send applications or inquiries by email to or by snail mail to the Dolphin Institute, 420 Ward Ave., Suite 212, Honolulu HI 96814. Positions are open until filled, but early application is encouraged.

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