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Location:  Hawaii

A few ASCI majors have chosen to participate in this 3-week January internship studying the humpback whale. The cost is a bit steep, but worth it.

Join the Ocean Mammal Institute (OMI) in Maui as a research intern as we pioneer the way in the most  important fields of study in the 21st century: Conservation Biology and Ecopsychology. Together, we can turn the tide of extinction!

Course Instructor, Dr. Marsha Green:
As an OMI research intern you will be expected to do the following:
  1. Study the biology and behavior of humpback whales while they observe and record their spectacular behaviors.
  2. Learn and apply the principles of field research design as they participate in our ongoing field study on the impact of boats on the behavior of the humpback whale.
  3. Gain a personal understanding of the politics of protecting endangered species.
  4. Learn about current research on whales and dolphins around the world and related conservation issues.
  5. Be introduced to the field of Ecopsychology, which studies the relationship between humans and the natural world.
What a typical day is like:
If taking this course for credit you will have to meet the following additional requirements:
Living arrangements:
Administrative Info:
Online application form is at our website, www.oceanmammalinst.org

The Ocean Mammal Institute is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Part of your tuition may be considered a charitable contribution. Please consult your tax advisor.

Joyce O'Neal
Chief Operations Manager
Ocean Mammal Institute
P.O. Box 14422
Reading, PA 19612

Phone:  (610) 670-7387 or
toll free: (800) 226-8216


Website:  http://www.oceanmammalinst.org
Internship information: http://www.oceanmammalinst.org/internship.html

Testimonial:  Emily Shaer

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