Wednesday, January 10, 2018

African Campus Oceans Research Internship - Sharks!

Join the scientific team conducting dedicated and groundbreaking research on great white sharks and other marine predators within Mossel Bay. Gain unparalleled field training in the latest marine research techniques .

Day 1: Arrival
Arrive at George Airport and settle into accommodation.

Day 2: Orientation
Meet the research team and gain introduction to the various research projects that you will be contributing to from the scientists, postgraduates and field specialists of Oceans Research.

  • Dr Enrico Gennari, Director of Research
  • Sasha Dines, Head Field Specialist
  • Justin McCarthy, Head of Operations
  • Esther Jacobs Overbeeke, Public relations
  • Ralph Watson, Postgraduate
  • Valentina Scarponi, Postgraduate

Day 3-30: Research Interning
Join the Oceans Research team and contribute to the institutes research through actively aiding and conducting marine research programs under the guidance of field specialists, scientists and postgraduates.

  • Population assessment and long-term trend 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

Day 31 Program wrap-up
Internship program wraps up on the last weekday of the months, interns finish with a personal presentation afternoon before receiving their certificate of completion.

This program is for a fee.

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