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Subject: Study killer whale conservation in 2012
From: "Scott Veirs, Beam Reach" <>
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2011 21:22:44 +0000
Please forward this under/graduate field research opportunity to your students and peers:

Get off-campus for 10 weeks next spring or fall 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 and genetic 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 spring and fall 2012, as well as spring 2013.  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 application reviews are January 2 and February 6.

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

Recent publications and presentations:
Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference talks and student posters
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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