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Internship opportunity in the Azores- Pico Island -Nova Atlantis Foundation

We are preparing our24rd fieldwork season, dedicated to studying the social ecology of the Risso´s dolphin around Pico island. Next to the continuation of the Risso project we will conduct cetacean monitoring surveys, focusing on the deep diving species such as pilot whales and beaked whales. Pico island is an excellent area to learn and gain experience at sea and to observe over 15 species of cetaceans during the summer season. Special attention will be given to acoustics research using a hydrophone array.

We are seeking interns for the period June to Mid-August
Candidates should be available for at least 2 months.
Interns must be self-motivated, with the drive and determination to work independently and responsibly, and with a true interest in marine conservation and animal behaviour.

The internship includes:

- An intensive training on monitoring protocol, cetacean identification and data processing
- Sea-surveys (using photo-ID, a drone and hydrophones) and land based data collection
- Data processing
- Additional work e.g. boat cleaning and preparation, maintenance of the research station

The 2-month internship requires a payment to cover running field work costs. Expenses for travelling to and from the fieldwork site, accommodation and food are not included in this fee. The Nova Atlantis Foundation offers accommodation in collaboration with a local family in Santa Cruz das Ribeiras. Interns are free to find their own accommodation in Ribeiras as well.

Fieldwork is highly weather dependent and requires consecutive long days of work at sea and from land. On a typical field day, we split the team in a land crew and a sea crew and work in shifts allowing all to rotate and gain experience in several methodologies. We use rough weather days for data entry or as a day off.

Application deadline is the 25rst of February 2023.
To apply, and for further information, please send a short letter (state which period you prefer) and a short CV to: oceanwatch@gmail.com.
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Internship opportunity in the Azores- Pico Island -Nova Atlantis Foundation

We are preparing our24rd fieldwork season, dedicated to studying the social ecology of the Risso´s dolphin around Pico island. Next to the continuation of the Risso project we will conduct cetacean monitoring surveys, focusing on the deep diving species such as pilot whales and beaked whales. Pico island is an excellent area to learn and gain experience at sea and to observe over 15 species of cetaceans during the summer season. Special attention will be given to acoustics research using a hydrophone array.
 
We are seeking interns for the period June to Mid-August
Candidates should be available for at least 2 months.
Interns must be self-motivated, with the drive and determination to work independently and responsibly, and with a true interest in marine conservation and animal behaviour.
 
The internship includes:
 
- An intensive training on monitoring protocol, cetacean identification and data processing 
- Sea-surveys (using photo-ID, a drone and hydrophones) and land based data collection
- Data processing 
- Additional work e.g. boat cleaning and preparation, maintenance of the research station
 
The 2-month internship requires a payment to cover running field work costs. Expenses for travelling to and from the fieldwork site, accommodation and food are not included in this fee. The Nova Atlantis Foundation offers accommodation in collaboration with a local family in Santa Cruz das Ribeiras. Interns are free to find their own accommodation in Ribeiras as well.
 
Fieldwork is highly weather dependent and requires consecutive long days of work at sea and from land. On a typical field day, we split the team in a land crew and a sea crew and work in shifts allowing all to rotate and gain experience in several methodologies. We use rough weather days for data entry or as a day off. 
 
Application deadline is the 25rst of February 2023. 
To apply, and for further information, please send a short letter (state which period you prefer) and a short CV to: oceanwatch@gmail.com.

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I’m tempted!!

Schitterend..krijg heimwee

Prachtig !!

Manon Dalvoute

Best internship opportunity ever! I did it in .. 2012? (Dang I'm getting old), so if anyone has any questions feel free to reach out.

Today the Editors of a new book: “Sex in Cetaceans: Morphology, Behavior, and the Evolution of Sexual Strategies; accepted our submission focusing on mating strategies of Risso’s dolphins. It is the first time that mating tactics are being described for this species, so we can’t wait to share the content with you and hear what you think!

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Well done Karin!! Congratulations!!

So super cool!! Congrats! 🥳🤩🐬 ... think we can lobby 'Meta' for a Risso's emoji?!

Oh wat goed!

Congratulations 🙂

Look forward to reading it

Very exciting!!! Congrats!!!

Wat gaaf!!

Geweldig, hard aan gewerkt.ik ben trots op je.

Happy 2023!
One for the weekend!

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Oh mooie foto!😍

Super karin

Wat is ie mooi!!

Avatar 2 😉

Autumn time is about writing up stuff and working with digital Risso’s. Recently it’s all about mating strategies!
Good day everyone, 
After our accounts have been hacked it took some time to solve things with the Meta technicians, but we’re back in the air! In the meantime, we have closed our field workstation and are focusing on data processing and the production of manuscripts.
We would like to thank all volunteers and interns that helped the fieldwork project from May till September, especially Debby, Emily, Audra, Marc and Filipe!
More news soon!Image attachmentImage attachment

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Ja hoor.. onze Deb op terras😍wat fijn dat jullie weer in de lucht zijn!!❣️

There is this recovery team guy on instagram who recovers hacked and deactivated account or lost logins. Message him on Instagram #slowntech he’s legit team on Instagram he sorted out ours for us all thanks to him🙏🏻🥺

Learning new things together! Even if the species you are looking for suddenly left the building....(pilot whales..)Image attachmentImage attachment
Checking the boat...

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Schitterende foto

Magnificent 🤩 WOW

Tomarss pod (named after a beautiful monastery in Portugal), is normally a bit shy but lately they have become 5 Roosters who chase females whenever they like and wish. Today in the morning they were creating chaos in a nursery with newborns..but after some minutes they gave up and started to rest. Pfff😳

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Frisky Rissos 💕

Prachtig

Wat mooi!!

At the start of August, we saw a large group of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins with several calves and one tiny newborn. The mother took her baby for a d-tour alongside our vessel. Wow, so small!Image attachmentImage attachment+6Image attachment

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Wat vertederend om te zien❣️

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