Today's Topics:

   1. Alaska Whale Foundation 2019 Research Program - call or
      volunteers (Andy Szabo)
   2. Marine Mammals of Maine Internship Opportunity (Walk, Dominique)
   3. Passive Acoustic Monitoring Level 2 course (Stephanie Barnicoat)


Message: 1
Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2019 17:54:36 +0000
From: Andy Szabo <[log in to unmask]>
To: "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: [MARMAM] Alaska Whale Foundation 2019 Research Program - call
        or volunteers
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Alaska Whale Foundation (AWF) is seeking volunteers to participate in a series of research projects at its field station on Baranof Island, Southeast Alaska (latitude 57.0877 N, longitude 134.8342 W).  Successful applicants will assist in collecting and/or analyzing data for projects examining humpback whale health, foraging ecology, and social biology.

Responsibilities:  Volunteers will work in a team of 4-6 individuals and will split their time between on-the-water activities and data work.  AWF?s field station is a cooperative living environment so volunteers will also be responsible for cooking, cleaning and basic equipment maintenance.  Volunteers are expected to cover the costs of getting to/from either Petersburg or Sitka, Alaska and to supply their own foul-weather gear (rain gear, boots, etc.) appropriate for work in the Alaskan temperate rainforest and marine environment.

Compensation:  In return for participation, AWF will provide travel within Southeast Alaska to AWF?s field station, room and board, and Mustang-style survival suits and additional safety gear.  AWF can also assist students that wish to develop for-credit independent projects through their own academic institutions.

Schedule:  Volunteers are asked to participate in one of two ~7-week ?blocks?.  The tentative dates for these are: i) May 15 ? July 2; and, ii) July 24 ? September 14.  Volunteers should plan to arrive in Southeast Alaska no later than noon on the first day and depart no sooner than noon on the final day of the appropriate block.  Because of the logistics involved with travel to/from the field station, we cannot accommodate arrival and departure outside of these dates/times.

Qualifications:  All applicants will be considered; however, preference will be given to individuals that are pursing or have recently been awarded a BS/BA degree or higher in biology, environmental science or similar field, and who have basic first aid training.  Additionally, the following will be viewed favorably:

- Desire to pursue a career in marine sciences
- Experience operating small boats, especially in marine waters
- Experience working in remote field settings
- An ability to work well with colleagues in both research and cooperative living situations
- Demonstrable proficiency in social media

Interested individuals should apply through Alaska Whale Foundation?s website:<>.

Please include a link to a single PDF file that includes your CV, a brief cover letter (no more than 500 words) and contact information for two references.  Applications should be submitted no later than Friday, February 1 @ midnight PST.   Interviews for qualified candidates will be conducted in early- to mid- February, and final decisions will be made no later than February 22.  Further announcements will be posted on Alaska Whale Foundation?s Facebook page.

For more information on Alaska Whale Foundation, please visit:<>.


Message: 2
Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2019 10:42:26 -0500
From: "Walk, Dominique" <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: [MARMAM] Marine Mammals of Maine Internship Opportunity
        <[log in to unmask]>
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*Marine Mammals of Maine 2019 Summer Internship Opportunity*

Marine Mammals of Maine (MMoME) is a non-profit organization federally
authorized to respond to live and dead marine mammals and sea turtles
between Kittery and Rockland, Maine. MMoME covers some of the busiest seal
stranding coastline, averaging 300 live and dead animals annually. MMoME
also operates a triage and rehabilitation center which provides critical
care to sick and injured pinnipeds. Additionally, our mission heavily
encompasses research, education and outreach, and is dedicated to promoting
environmental conservation. MMoME is offering 2 different internships for
the 2019 summer harbor seal pup season.

*Core Internship:* seeking 6 motivated, flexible and independent interns
for the months of May through August, or May through October. Interns are
critical in fulfilling our mission and are given the unique opportunity to
participate in a variety of activities. The internship is based out of
Midcoast Maine (Harpswell), though travel throughout our response region
and the Northeast will be necessary. Interns will be required to dedicate a
minimum of 40-50 hours per week to the internship (minimum of 4 days/week),
and will include holidays, weekends and night feeds. This internship is
unpaid, though seasonal job opportunities are available in the area.
Housing is not provided but staff may be able to assist with sourcing


?         *ANIMAL RESPONSE:* respond to live and dead cetacean, pinniped
and sea turtle strandings to collect Level A data, perform health
 assessments, and monitor, relocate, collect for humane euthanasia, or
rescue. Carcass collection for disposal or necropsy will also be required;

?         *IN-HOUSE PATIENT CARE:* assist with all aspects relating to the
care of sick, injured and abandoned pinnipeds undergoing short, or
long-term care at the center. Tasks include meal prep, tube-feeding,
assisting with medical procedures, animal restraint for exams, running lab
samples, medical record maintenance, cleaning, and transport to long-term
care facilities;

?         *NECROPSY:* transport carcasses to necropsy and compost sites,
assist with necropsy of fresh dead pinnipeds and cetaceans, and archive
necropsy samples;

?         *EDUCATION AND OUTREACH:* give presentations to the public about
the organization, attend outreach events, and help create educational

?         *OTHER TASKS:* additional time during this internship will be
spent on data entry, fundraising, cleaning, and other tasks as needed.


?         The internship is open to undergraduate students currently
enrolled in, or recently graduated (within 2 years) from an accredited
college or         university (this internship is not yet designed for
those pursuing DVM degrees);

?         The ideal candidate is working towards a career in marine mammal
science, veterinary medicine, marine biology, environmental education, or
related fields;

?         Must commit to at least three months, and be available from May
13? August 15, or October 15. MUST be able to start *no later than May *
     *20th, 2019;*

?         Must have a valid driver?s license, a reliable vehicle, and
comfortable driving a full-size truck in urban and rural areas;

?         Must be able to work independently and as part of a team, and be
adaptable to a changing and unpredictable schedule;

?         Individuals that are passionate, responsible, hardworking, eager
to learn, flexible, able to work under little supervision, and detail
oriented         are encouraged to apply;

?         Preference given to individuals with a demonstrated interest in
marine mammals, and are specifically interested in marine mammal
 response, rescue, and care. Previous marine mammal experience or animal
husbandry a plus;

*Advanced Marine Mammal Internship:* MMoME is seeking Advanced Response and
Care interns to start May 1st through September 30th (end date can be
flexible). Advanced interns will also work 40-50 hours/week (4 days/week)
including holidays, weekends, and night feeds. This internship is unpaid
though seasonal jobs are available in the area, and housing is not provided
but MMoME may be able to assist with sourcing options. The Advanced interns
will carry out the same duties outlined for Core Interns, and additionally
will assist staff with:

?         Obtaining and processing diagnostic samples from stranded marine
mammals, as well as triage and rehabilitation pinnipeds in MMoME?s care;

?         Clinical procedures, injections, and fluid therapy;

?         Dispensing oral medications as directed by MMoME staff and

?         After-hours medical care of triage or rehab patients in need of
extended critical care as directed by staff and veterinarian;

?         Lead volunteer and intern shifts.

Requirements listed above for Core Internship apply for Advanced Interns,
in addition to:

?         Must be either a 4th year (or more) undergraduate student, a
recent graduate within the last 4 years, or actively enrolled in a graduate

?         Must have prior experience working directly with marine mammals,
or experience working in a clinical setting with other wildlife;

?         Must have demonstrated experience handling marine mammals or
other large wildlife.

Please send a letter of interest, resume and contact information for two
references to [log in to unmask] by February 8th, 2019. Your application should
additionally include which internship you are applying for, and the start
and end dates you can commit to for that internship. We look forward to
your application for this exciting experience!

*Dominique Walk*

*Assistant Stranding Coordinator*

*Marine Mammals of MaineOffice: 207-833-3312*

*Reporting Hotline: 1-800-532-9551*
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Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2019 16:48:21 +0000
From: Stephanie Barnicoat <[log in to unmask]>
To: "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: [MARMAM] Passive Acoustic Monitoring Level 2 course
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Dear Colleagues
Seiche Training will be launching our PAM Level 2 course on the 18th to 21st Feb 2019, Devon, UK.
This will be a new three and a half day course that builds on Seiche? s PAM Level 1 course to develop operators? skills for advanced PAMGuard configuration and troubleshooting hardware and software, as well as exploring more methods and settings for marine mammal identification. The course finishes with a practical session on analysing data using various software programmes, such as PAMGuard Viewer and Raven Lite.
Our course is aimed at delegates with PAM experience and have completed PAM Level 1. A scientific background is preferred, ideally in biology and marine sciences. The skills developed on the course can be applied to all PAM equipment currently in the marketplace. Delegates will have a mix of interactive sessions, lectures and hands-on access to equipment.
If you require further information or wish to book, please contact [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

[Seiche Ltd]<>

Stephanie Barnicoat?

Project Officer

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