The Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST), a citizen science program based at the
University of Washington’s School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, is recruiting undergraduate interns
for the upcoming academic quarter. COASST works with approximately 1,000 citizen science participants, using their data on beach-cast
carcasses of marine birds to establish the baseline, or ‘normal’ pattern of beached bird mortality on
North Pacific beaches.
On Friday, May 19th, we’ll be cutting, weighing, and bagging crab bait (mackerel) that will be distributed to volunteers throughout Puget Sound. No prior experience is required but you should have a strong stomach and not be too squeamish about blood (mackerel blood, that is). You should wear ‘field clothes’ you don’t mind getting dirty/stinky. It’s smelly, messy work but we make it fun.Read more
Join Dr. Jan Newton, Principal Oceanographer for the UW Applied Physics Lab, for an information session about the autumn 2017 ‘Pelagic Ecosystem of the San Juan Archipelago’ research apprenticeship. Tuesday, May 16 in OSB 425 at 11:30 AM.Read more
Summer Immersive Course (OSU: Hatfield Marine Science Center): Ecology of Marine and Estuarine Birds
Oregon State University (OSU) is again offering an immersive 4-week course for undergraduates on the Ecology of Marine and Estuarine Birds this summer from July 24 – August 18 at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport on the Oregon coast.Read more
Crab Team Needs You!
Are you interested in a very short-term volunteer project to help Puget Sound? The Crab Team invasive green crab monitoring program needs help on Friday, April 7th preparing bait for the upcoming monitoring season.
What is Crab Team?
Crab Team is a partnership between Washington Sea Grant, the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, and others to lead a volunteer-based early detection and monitoring program to improve our understanding of native salt marsh and pocket estuary organisms, and how they could be affected by green crabs.
Volunteers needed for summer research cruises with NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center. Work will be with the wet lab staff during the 2017 Hake Survey. 5 separate cruises of roughly 2 weeks each. Little to no experience needed.Read more
[paid summer internship] Fishery Biologist Undergraduate Internship 2017: International Pacific Halibut Commission (Seattle, WA)
The International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) seeks an enthusiastic and motivated student to work in the IPHC office located near Fisherman’s Terminal in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. (Approx. 12 weeks with a flexible start date, $2,955/month)Read more
Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego is recruiting highly motivated undergraduate students for the Scripps Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program. This 9 or 10-week program provides opportunities for independent research in the earth, ocean, and atmospheric sciences alongside a scientist mentor (deadline March 5, 2017)Read more
Study in Central Florida and Belize
June 19 – August 4, 2017
Priority Application Deadline
February 17, 2017
What Will REU Students Do?
Map disparities in flooding & disaster management
Map marine debris & impacts on coastal communities
Engage in international community-based research
Learn and apply GIS, mapping and qualitative method skills
REU Student Compensation
All-inclusive trip and $3,500 stipend
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Field Assistant Opportunity – Summer 2017
Influence of Marine-Derived Nutrients on Mammals of the BC Central Coast
The Hakai Institute and the Applied Conservation Science Lab at the University of Victoria are looking for an enthusiastic field assistant to assist with mammal diversity surveys as part of Hakai’s 100 Islands Project. We are investigating patterns of biological diversity across islands of the BC Central Coast in relation to marine subsidies, particularly the use of marine subsidies by mammals on islands.