Volunteer Guide Needed for Tallship Pelagic Hobart-Sydney

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Subject: Volunteer Guide Needed for Tallship Pelagic Hobart-Sydney
From: Simon Mustoe <>
Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2013 08:52:46 +1000
The East Coast Odyssey will depart 
Hobart on 20 August heading for Sydney.  VIDEO - (Video 
The nature tourism, scientific research and conservation project will be the 
first expedition of its kind to tackle insidious micro-plastics in Australian 
waters. The mission, under the supervision of Monash University’s Jennifer 
Lavers is to collect data on the millions of multi-coloured plastic remnants 
killing marine wildlife at an alarming rate off Australia’s spectacular east 
Between August 20 and September 12, East Coast Odyssey would like to find 
someone to join the expedition to help out as a guide. The candidate must:
Be competent at identifying seabirds; Be reasonably competent at identifying 
marine mammals (or at least able to use their field skills to identify them 
with the help of field guides);Own a camera and be able to take good 
photographs of marine wildlife as well as day to day activities on the 
vessel;Have great interpersonal skills, to help non-experts learn more about 
the wildlife of the area; andHave good sea legs. Be able to get themselves to 
Hobart by 19 August (note, all other living expenses are covered while on board 
the vessel). 
The trip will comprise:
7-days sailing from Hobart to Eden, via a day or two on Flinders Island; 5 days 
in Eden NSW, for half day excursions in Twofold Bay;4 days sailing from Eden to 
Ulladulla;3 days in Ulladulla NSW, for half day excursions; and4 days sailing 
from Ulladulla to Sydney. 
During the north bound sailings, we'll be spending as much time as possible 
(weather permitting) over the continental shelf.
If you think you might be interested, could you please call Simon Mustoe on 
0405 220830. 

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