Wednesday, October 19, 2016

BOOK COLLECTORS: Popular Zoology by Steele and Jenks 1887

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Friday, October 14, 2016

WORLD WHALE BUZZ is out! Edition of 14 October 2016

Marine mammal news from around the world.
Published by
Art MacKay
14 October 2016
Science Environment Leisure Adult World Sports #whales #whalewatching
Today's headline
The Lost Cultures of Whales
thumbnail www­.nytimes­.com - Aboard the Balaena, Caribbean — I am alone on deck, my headphones filled with the sounds of the deep ocean. I have been tracking the sperm whales since 4 a.m. Now the island of Dominica imposes its...
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Monday, October 10, 2016

GRANTS: NOAA Marine Debris Program Research Grants, deadline 12/19 (U.S. only)

T​he NOAA Marine Debris Program is ​ soliciting project proposals ​ from U.S.-based organizations​ to conduct marine debris research activities​ in ​U.S. waters through The deadline for submission is December 19, 2016.

Projects awarded through this grant competition may address one or more of the the following research priorities:
​- ​exploring the ecological risks associated with marine debris
​- ​determining debris exposure levels
​- ​examining the fate and transport of marine debris in nearshore, coastal environments

Through this solicitation NOAA aims to advance the state of marine debris science by funding original, hypothesis-driven research projects to enhance resource management objectives and contribute to the overall understanding of the impacts marine debris can have. Typical awards will range from $150,000 to $250,000. Funding for this purpose comes through the NOAA Marine Debris Program.

This opportunity is open to U.S. based organizations only.

The due date for proposals is December 19, 2016. To learn more about this funding opportunity, please see the opportunity posting on

If you have any questions, contact

Jonathan Shannon
Outreach Specialist
NOAA Fisheries Office of Protected Resources
U.S. Department of Commerce
Office: 301-427-8431

JOBS: Veterinary Fellowship- Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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English: Chief of the Undersea world by Haida artist Bill Reid. I took this photo in front of the Aquarium at the Stanley Park. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Job title: Vancouver Aquarium Veterinary Fellow
Application deadline: December 1, 2016

Reporting to the Staff Veterinarian, the Veterinary Fellow will assist the veterinary staff in providing medical management for a large captive display collection that includes marine mammals, terrestrial mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and a large variety of native and tropical fish as well as approximately 150 live-stranded marine mammals (mostly harbour seals) which are cared for by the Vancouver Aquarium.
This is a one-year position beginning in summer 2017 for a veterinarian interested in pursuing specialized training in aquatic animal medicine.
As part of the application process, please email: cover letter, CV, three letters of reference, and veterinary transcripts to Demash Kristanto, HR Coordinator, at
Application deadline: December 1st, 2016. Decisions will be made by Jan 20th , 2017

Responsible for providing medical management for the captive display collection and live stranded marine mammals by:

PROPOSALS: Earthwatch announcing RFP for Marine Multitrophic Ecology Youth Program, for projects to begin in 2018


Earthwatch is pleased to announce a request for proposals for the Earthwatch Marine Multitrophic Ecology Youth Research Program, for field research projects to begin in 2018. PDFs of this announcement and details on the submission process are available here:
Request for Proposals for Field Research:
Earthwatch Marine Multitrophic Ecology Youth Research Program

Oceans cover 71 percent of the earth's surface area and produce some of humanity's most important resources. They play an integral role in regulating many of the earth's systems, such as climate, and provide food for billions of people and other vital ecosystem services. Yet ocean ecosystems are among the most vulnerable to global change. Historical and ongoing shifts to marine food webs have resulted in loss of biodiversity, extinction, and economic loss. Restoring resiliency to marine ecosystems requires multitrophic, data-rich research that examines marine megafaunal impacts on whole food webs.

Effectively addressing global change and sustainability issues in the marine environment and beyond

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Dolphins herded to open water off Lamèque – New Brunswick

Dolphins herded to open water off Lamèque
Department of Fisheries and Oceans official says dolphins are being monitored after being moved to open waterBy Gail Harding, CBC News Posted: Oct 07, 2016 8:14 AM AT Last Updated: Oct 07, 2016 8:28 PM
Six Atlantic white-sided dolphins have been herded to open water by fishery officers and experts from Marine Animal Response Society.
Department of Fisheries and Oceans spokesperson Krista Petersen says they are continuing to monitor the situation to see if the dolphins will leave the area.
The dolphins were herded out the Lamèque harbour on Friday morning. They had been stranded in northeastern New Brunswick for nine days.
Five boats with fishery officers, MARS experts and volunteers used a combination of acoustic sonar, bait and placed a weighted barrier wall behind the dolphins.
The dolphins were herded from the harbour to the sandbar and some of the dolphins were able to swim over. Petersen said the dolphins that were unable to do so were moved to open water with dolphin stretchers. Efforts to rescue the dolphins stranded near Lamèque on Wednesday and Thursday proved unsuccessful. (Julie-Anne Lapointe/Radio-Canada)
Atlantic white-sided dolphins are a native species to the North Atlantic near the Acadian Peninsula.
Seven dolphins appear to have swum into the area at high tide and would not leave the safety of the relatively deep area near the town’s bridge. One of the pod died since the dolphins were stranded eight days ago.To reach open ocean, the dolphins needed to swim through a kilometre-long, shallow channel.

Friday, October 07, 2016

WORLD WHALE BUZZ is out! Edition of 07 October 2016

Marine mammal news from around the world.
Published by
Art MacKay
07 October 2016
Science Environment Leisure Adult Business World #whales #whalewatching
Today's headline
thumbnail sites­.google­.com - Here you will find tweetsheets and information relevant to Icelandic whaling. This site serves as an effective way to inform the public, via social media, of the atrocities carried out by the Icela...

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APPRENTICE: Rescue & Response Apprenticeship - The Marine Mammal Center, CALIFORNIA

The Marine Mammal Center logo
The Marine Mammal Center logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - Rescue ; Response Apprenticeship

The Marine Mammal Center's mission is to expand knowledge about marine mammals—their health and that of their ocean environment—and to inspire their global conservation. Our core work is the rescue and rehabilitation of sick and injured marine mammals, supported by state-of-the-art animal care and research facilities, a corps of dedicated volunteers, and an engaged community.
About the Organization
The Marine Mammal Center is the largest facility of its kind in the world. Founded in 1975, The Center has grown into an internationally renowned and state-of-the art marine mammal hospital, research center and educational organization. Each year, The Center treats 600 – 800 sick, injured and orphaned marine mammals, with the goal of rehabilitation and release. Its professional staff collaborates with over 30 different scientific, educational, federal, state and non-profit organizations from around the world.
Marine mammal scientists and veterinarians from across the globe visit The Center and shadow its staff and volunteers to learn from the hundreds of animals treated each year, and from its acclaimed veterinary, scientific, and research staff. By collaborating with leading scientists and researchers to learn from the patients in their care, The Center expands and advances science to increase understanding of the health of the ocean and highlights implications for human health.
In addition to its work within the scientific community, The Center's formal and informal education programs reach 100,000 children and adults ever year. Ultimately, The Center's work inspires action and fosters stewardship toward the care of our environment.
Overlooking the ocean in the Marin Headlands, in Sausalito, CA, The Center operates three field stations in its 600-mile rescue range on the California coastline from San Luis Obispo through Mendocino County. Simultaneous to the construction of its new Kona, Hawaii facility, The Center's rescue range has increased to include the entire Hawaiian archipelago. With an annual operating budget of almost $9M, 60 to 70 staff depending on the time of year, and 1,200 actively engaged volunteers, The Center operates 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
About the Opportunity
The Rescue & Response Apprenticeship is a temporary (12 month), full time, non-exempt paid position based out of the Sausalito Hospital. The position is designed to afford candidates new to the marine mammal field, the opportunity to work full-time alongside experienced marine mammal stranding responders. The apprentice will train directly with TMMC's marine mammal rescue and veterinary science staff, reporting directly to the Northern Range Operations Manager as a part of the Rescue & Response Team. Through practical experience, the apprentice will develop skills in the marine mammal stranding profession, including stranding preparedness, hotline coverage, volunteer coordination, marine mammal handling, assessment, transport, release, data collection, data entry, report writing, and other related responsibilities.

This position serves the following primary functions:
·         Assist in the day to day operations of rescue and response central dispatch
·         Answer the Stranded Animal Hotline, communicating with concerned members of the public with empathy and understanding, and educating the public about marine mammals
·         Act as a mentor to Rescue & Response Interns and Volunteer Dispatchers, providing support and instruction as needed
·         Assist in a variety of tasks, including equipment maintenance, supply inventory and data entry
·         Adhere to and promote safety standards and protocols
·         Rotate after hours on-call, evening, weekend and holiday coverage
·         21 years of age or older
·         Four year college degree in the study of biology, zoology, ecology, marine or environmental studies (or a related field)
·         Legally eligible to work in the U.S.
·         Maintain a valid California Driver's License, with a clean driving record, and provide valid proof of insurance
·         Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with individuals, various sized groups and the general public
·         Enthusiastic, energetic, self-motivated individual, able to work in office as well as field environments
·         Computer proficient with basic Microsoft programs
·         Comfortable lifting 40+ pounds
·         New to the marine mammal field, looking to gain further experience in stranding response coordination
·         Customer service background, or hotline coverage experience
All applications due by October 14th , 2016


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English: Political map of the 36 States of Nigeria  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
GMC is looking for two qualified Marine Mammal Observers (MMO) and
Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) operators of Nigerian

nationality, for an upcoming seismic project offshore Nigeria, Q4 2016.

Please send your updated CV with relevant certificates asap. to

Thank you

The GMC Recruiting Team

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

RESEARCHER: Seal Researcher Norway

Tromsø, Norway
Tromsø, Norway (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
There is a vacant position as seal researcher at the Institute of Marine Research in Tromsø, Norway.
If you are interested and ready to take this challenge – please check this link:
Dr Tore Haug
Forskningsgruppeleder Sjøpattedyr / Head of Research Group Marine Mammals
Havforskningsinstituttet / Institute of Marine Research
PO Box 6404, N-9294 Tromsø, Norway
Mob + 47 952 84296

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