Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Fiji - Humpback Volunteers?


Just got this from Helen.
We actually see a lot more Humpbacks in Beqa Channel than ever before and with that in mind, collecting baseline data is timely indeed.

Humpback whale research volunteers needed

Fiji Fisheries Department, WWF, Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society and USP are looking for volunteers to assist in humpback whale research in Makogai and Levuka from August 27th to September 18th.

Research will primarily be land-based yet boat surveys to record whale song, collect whale fluke images, confirm species identification and monitor behaviour will also be undertaken. Volunteers must be willing to work long hours and learn new research skills.


A training and awareness workshop will be run in preparation for the surveys from August 18th and 19th.
All are welcome.


For more information, please contact: Saras Sharma (saras.sharma0205@gmail.com), Cara Miller (cara.miller@wdcs.org) or Penina Solomona (psolomona@wwfpacific.org.fj).

2 comments:

Dive Vava'u said...

Good to hear that Fiji is having more whales, wish I could come over but am needed here in Tonga. Hope the research goes well, I also have a fluke id catalog so maybe we should compare at the end of the season....

DaShark said...

Good idea - u got the e-mails in the post, go for it!