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Seasonal seabird survey positions, Northern CA and OR

Craig Strong, February 3, 2017

Crescent Coastal Research is seeking 2 Biological Technicians for a seasonal term from 15 May to 31 July 2017 conducting vessel-based transects. Population Monitoring of Marbled Murrelets is the objective. Duties include
1) Conducting surveys of marine wildlife and human use of the near- shore waters using the protocol developed by the Northwest Forest Plan (see Raphael et. al 2007 and other program products at The crew of 3 conducts line and strip transects from 21 ft. vessels following a prescribed transect route from ΒΌ to 2 miles offshore. 2) Operation of 20 to 22 ft. vessels in near-shore waters and in ports. 3) Driving private vehicles and trailering vessels along the coast. 4) Tent camping and cooperative living with other crew members. 5) Data transcription and entry, maintenance of data and equipment.

Job requirements

BS degree or equivalent training in biology/marine sciences, Boat operation and trailoring experience Familiarity with local marine avifauna and marine mammals Ability to maintain flexible schedule and work cooperatively

Wage basis: $2,000 - 2,600 / month plus some per diem. Some short term (daily) basis work may be an option for experienced people local to the area.

Contact: Craig Strong at (707) 954-3500,