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Study endangered killer whales this fall

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Subject: Study endangered killer whales this fall
From: "Scott Veirs, Beam Reach" <>
Date: Sat, 28 May 2011 14:59:04 +0000
Please forward this under/graduate field research opportunity to your students and peers:

Get off-campus for 10 weeks this fall or next year to study endangered killer whales, their ecosystem, and marine conservation. Apply now to conduct your own research with the Beam Reach Marine Science and Sustainability School.

Beam Reach is for you if you want to:
  -- study endangered orcas and their ecosystem, from salmon to phytoplankton
  -- use advanced bioacoustic tools in your own project
  -- network with experts in killer whale conservation
  -- learn to sail a biodiesel-electric catamaran
  -- explore the San Juan Islands in the Pacific Northwest
  -- earn 18 credits from the University of Washington

Learn more (audio/video/photos) at our web site:

Or hear all about it from the student blogs!

We are currently accepting applications for the fall 2011 program (August 22 ? October 28) and the spring and fall 2012 programs.  To apply you should have completed your first year of college, be interested in the marine environment, and want to spend 10 weeks off-campus in an intensive field research experience.

To start your adventure just complete this simple application form.  Upcoming reviews are December 6 and January 3.

Let us know if you have any questions!
Dr. Scott Veirs

Recent publications and presentations:
Acoustical Society of America Killer Whale Acoustics session
Holt, et al. (2009) Killer whales increase their call amplitude in response to vessel noise

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