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Internship Opportunity

Documenting reef fish use of offshore reefs and shipwrecks using robots and acoustics

Posted on: 01/31/2019

Summary / Description

We are conducting applied marine ecology and conservation studies investigating how reef fishes use a diversity of reef types located on the southeastern continental shelf of the US. Reefs along the southeast US include rocky reefs, artificial reefs, and shipwrecks that are home to a diversity of recreationally and commercially important fish species, including snappers and groupers. The selected applicant will assist with optical (e.g., video, remotely operated vehicles – ROVs, etc.) and acoustical data collection and processing, as well as receive training in these methods. Project results will be developed into decision-support tools used to inform management of these reefs and their associated fish communities.

Skills Required

Applicants must be willing to conduct fieldwork in cold/hot, wet conditions, as well as during some early-morning and late-night shifts. In the lab, familiarity with spreadsheet software and statistical analysis using R or Matlab and experience with ArcGIS are a plus.


Beaufort, NC

Other Information

Intern Supervisor:
Chris Taylor
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