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Montenegro Dolphin Project

Organisation: Marine Mammals Research Association

Country: Montenegro

Type: Environment & Wildlife Conservation

Montenegro Dolphin Project

The project provides an excellent opportunity for post-grads, students and individuals interested in getting more experience and knowledge in the field of marine mammal research.

You can expect to gain various skills and experience in:

· Conducting boat and land based marine mammal surveys

· Species identification

· Dolphin photo identification

· Behavioural data collection

· Theodolite surveys

· Photo-identification

· Software applications like DISCOVERY, LOGGER and PYTHAGORAS

· ArcGIS mapping

· Data manipulation and its analysis

· Peer-reviewed scientific publications

· Bird surveys

Training will be provided beforehand. The land surveys will be a min of twice a week and boat surveys will be once a week, depending on the weather. There will be an opportunity to undertake a personal research project and write a publication supervised by the project director. 

The minimum duration of the placements is normally 2 complete months. We may make exceptions for potential participants to apply for a shorter placement.

This position requires a contribution fee of 600 euro per month, which covers the accommodation, equipment, all training (including ArcGIS) and working expenses for the participants.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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  • Montenegro Dolphin Project

    Marine Mammals Research Association is a dedicated NGO to promote the conservation of marine mammal species and their habitat through integrating scientific research and community engagement projects. Montenegro Dolphin Project is the first year-round study and aims to address the questions on cetacean abundance, distribution and to investigate the behavioural effect of marine traffic and fishing practices on the target species.

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