Expires21 days

Marine Field Research Programme

Job description

During our month long experiential field program, students gain hands-on practical training in conducting a wide range of field research projects, from population to movement ecology projects on large marine megafauna (including white sharks and cetaceans), from intertidal community biodiversity assessments to fishery related research.

Students are not just observers but rather they are an integral part of the research team, collecting data, while gaining valuable insight and training in the latest research methods (including ROV and drones) and seamanship, to equip them with the skills necessary to be successful marine researchers.

Projects & Activities

  • Population assessments & trends of white sharks, humpback & bottlenose dolphins, southern right & humpback whales and Cape fur seals
  • Habitat use of white sharks and marine mammals
  • Population structure, trophic and movement ecology of endemic benthic catsharks
  • Predator-prey behavioural strategies of white sharks and Cape fur seals
  • Shark stress physiology and behavioural studies
  • Intertidal community assessment
  • Ecological monitoring of rivers
  • Marine Mammal Stranding Response workshop
  • Science Communication Course
  • Get a PADI OWD, AWOD or RD certification included

Price includes

  • Research fee
  • Dorm-style accommodation
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Local transport
  • Local airport pickup/drop off
  • Internet

What we are looking for

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

Number of vacancies
up to 30
South Africa

How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 31 December 2019

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Closing date:  Continuous recruitment

Expires21 days

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