Participate in a NOAA – NMFS Gulf of Alaska Research Survey

The Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC) will be conducting its summer Acoustic and Trawl research survey (http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/RACE/midwater/default_mw.php) in the Gulf of Alaska from early June through mid-August. There are up to 2 volunteer positions on two survey legs available for student participation. You will be an active participant in fish sampling while on the survey. Cruise research activities will include drop camera sampling, acoustic biomass estimation, bathymetric mapping, and bottom and midwater trawling.
Ideal candidates are Juniors and Seniors that have taken Biology of Fishes (FISH 311) and have at sea experience, but all interested students are encouraged to apply. There is potential to use this experience as Internship/Experiential learning (FISH 498) for academic credit.
All travel costs, housing, and food will be covered while on the survey. Port of departure and return is Kodiak, AK.
Cruise dates (including 2 travel days):
Leg 2: 3 July – 24 July
Leg 3: 26 July – 16 Aug

Emergency at Sea training and a tuberculosis test may be required to participate in the survey. All required training will be provided prior to departure by the AFSC.
To apply, electronically submit a cover letter outlining interest and a full cv/resume by April 15 to: Dr. Chris Wilson — chris.wilson@noaa.gov

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