April 2010 Sea Grant Documents Available

The April 2010 listing of new Sea Grant documents received by the National Sea Grant Library
is now available:   http://nsgl.gso.uri.edu/new/

Copies of these documents are usually available from the originating Sea Grant program http://nsgl.gso.uri.edu/ordering/
or may be borrowed from the National Sea Grant Library http://nsgl.gso.uri.edu/ordering/requesthtml. Many of these are
also available electronically and may be accessed directly from the NSGL website.

Job Opportunity, Onboard Educator, Long Island Sound

Schooner Inc, located in New Haven CT, is looking for individuals interested in a live-aboard, educator position on the Schooner Quinnipiack.  Schooner Inc is a non-profit in our 35th year of Environmental Education on Long Island Sound.  Interested applicants should have experience in teaching and/or Marine Sciences.  Sailing experience is preferred, but not required.  Positions are available immediately.  If interested, contact Captain Tommy Seda at captain@schoonerinc.org.

Job Opportunity: Seasonal Educator, Connecticut

Connecticut Audubon Society is seeking a Seasonal Educator. Bachelor’s Degree in EE, biology or related field; knowledge of marine biology, coastal ecology and/or ornithology preferred.

Loop Current Links for More Information

University of Miami – CIMAS http://oceancurrents.rsmas.miami.edu/atlantic/loop-current.html
Weather Underground http://www.wunderground.com/hurricane/loopcurrent.asp
University of South Florida http://ocg6.marine.usf.edu/~liu/Drifters/latest_rtofs.htm
Mercator Operational Oceanography http://www.mercator-ocean.fr/html/actualites/news/actu_loop_en.html

NOAA National Weather Service http://polar.ncep.noaa.gov/ofs/viewer.shtml?-gulfmex-cur-0-large-rundate=latest
Coastal Carolina University – College of Natural and Applied Sciences http://kingfish.coastal.edu/gulfstream/p2.htm
University of Texas Marine Science Institute http://www.utmsi.utexas.edu/beach_debris/content/pdf/gulf-loop-current.pdf
Texas A&M Corpus Christi http://www.gulfbase.org/facts.php
Infographicworld.com http://www.infographicworld.com/infographics/DeepwaterRig.jpg

Job Oportunity: Human Resources, Alaska

The Alaska SeaLife Center, a non profit organization in Seward, Alaska is currently seeking applications for a Human Resource Specialist III.  This position is responsible for the day-to-day activities of the intern and volunteer programs for the Alaska SeaLife Center as well as the executive level administrative duties (i.e. recruitment program) within the Human Resource Department.  A Bachelor’s degree with four years HR and/or volunteer/intern coordination experience or the equivalent is required.  Experience working with programs such as AmeriCorps is preferred.  Experience giving public presentations and/or working with various age groups in an educational setting required.  This is a regular, full-time position starting as soon as possible and will be open until filled.  For more information or to apply please visit the Alaska SeaLife Center’s website at www.alaskasealife.org or contact HR@alaskasealife.org.  I have also attached the full job description to this email for anyone who is interested!

Online PD Workshop for Educators: Why Do We Explore?

NOAA Ocean Exploration and Research Program Announces Why Do We Explore? , An Online Professional Development Workshop for Educators of All Grade Levels
June 21- July 2, 2010 (this is a repeat of the course offered in October 2009) in partnership with the College of Exploration

Join NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research for the second workshop in a series of educator professional development opportunities focused around NOAA’s new ship and America’s Ship for Ocean Exploration, the /Okeanos Explorer/. This workshop will introduce the new /Okeanos Explorer /Education Materials Collection built around the themes: Why Do We Explore?, How Do We Explore? and What Do We Expect to Find? Scientific presenters and education facilitators will work with participants to delve into the benefits of ocean exploration targeting climate change, energy, human health and ocean health. Interact with ocean explorers, converse and share classroom applications with other educators, and find a wealth of multimedia resources. We will introduce the first in a series of Leader’s Guides for Classroom Explorers entitled Why Do We Explore?, with its companion Initial Inquiry Lesson, To Boldly Go…, as well as additional lesson plans and other resources.

This workshop is free for all participants and will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Educators will have the option to receive graduate credit (fee for the credit) or obtain a certificate of completion.
To register go to: http://www.coexploration.org/oe/

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Response

NOAA Fisheries Service continues to provide data, plan surveys, and protocols to the effort. For daily updates regarding this effort please see the Unified Command’s Joint Information Center and the NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration. For fishery-specific oil-related regulatory actions (i.e., closures) please see the NOAA Fisheries Service Southeast Regional Office website.

Lecture: New Bedford Whaling Museum

Man & Whales Lecture Series concludes Wednesday,  May 19, at 7:30 pm.  A Case For Oil, with George Mock and Peter Tyack.

Blubber was removed from whales, rendered and sold as the oil used for light, heat, tanning and other products.  But what about products made from the oil found in the melon of toothed whales?  What’s its function in the lives of odontocetes, especially the sperm whale?  George Mock, Treasurer and Chairman of the Board, and former President of Nye Lubricants, Inc., successfully guided his company through the transition from natural to synthetic oils. His presentation will focus on the 160 year-old company’s use of melon and sperm case oil in its product lines prior to the 1970s. Peter Tyack, is Senior Scientist, Biology Department and Director of the Marine Mammal Center at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He studies social behavior and acoustic communication in whales and dolphins and will share the results of his research, which has given us a greater understanding of the function and form of the sperm whale’s case.

The lecture starts at 7:30 pm in the Museum Theater.  A reception at 6:30 pm is held in the Jacobs Family Gallery before the lecture. Admission is FREE.

Also… Please join us to see the whales on Saturday, May 29!  The Whaling Museum is offering a unique opportunity to see whales on Saturday, May 29. A special cruise is available in partnership with the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, with a mid-day departure at Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises from Barnstable Harbor. Tickets are $75 per person, payable in advance, which includes roundtrip transportation from the Whaling Museum to Barnstable. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Whaling Museum and WDCS.

For this free lecture and/or the ticketed cruise, please RSVP: Pam Lowe, (508) 997-0046, ext. 100, or email plowe@whalingmuseum.org

Job Opportunity: Education Coordinator, North Carolina

The North Carolina Research Reserve in Beaufort, NC has an opening for an Education Coordinator, closing May 28. For details visit http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4303-60031593&printit=no

Spring Excursion – Seabird & Whale Tale Trip (SAWT)

Fundraising event for the New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance (NECWA) www.necwa.org
Offshore Excursion To Support Marine Education and Conservation.

Join the New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance (NECWA) for our all day marine excursion to view seabirds, whales, dolphins, basking sharks and ocean sunfish along the Mass coast. Our upcoming Seabird & Whale Tale excursion is scheduled for Sunday, June 13th from 8 am until 4 pm.  NECWA is a volunteer, non-profit organization. All trip proceeds go to support marine wildlife research, education and conservation. Enjoy our guided wildlife commentary by David Clapp (Natural History Services), Jim Sweeney (South Shore Bird Club) and Joanne Jarzobski (Captain John Whale Watching and Fishing Tours). Travel aboard the “Tails of the Sea”, a 110’ luxury commercial whale-watching vessel owned and operated by Captain John Whale Watching and Fishing Tours (www.captjohn.com). Go to www.necwa.org to download the registration form.  Space is limited to ensure lots of viewing room along the rail.  Group rates available.  For more trip information, call Krill at 508-566-0009.  This marine adventure is an annual fundraising event for NECWA and supports marine wildlife education, research and conservation in the New England area.  Assistance provided by Captain John Whale Watching and Fishing Tours, Mass Audubon South Shore Sanctuaries,  South Shore Bird Club, Natural History Services and Bridgewater State College.