Subject: Jobs in the Cetology field

Yankee Fleet: Carol Hill/Lisa Foerster (
Wed, 03 Sep 1997 16:16:45 -0700

There are several jobs available in the marine mammal field.  Computer skills are 
evidently important for the management of our data and general communication and office 
work.  Unfortunately, there are not a lot of high paying positions in this field.  
Volunteerism abounds and remains to be one of the staples - we rely heavily on interns 
and volunteers to help with our field data collection and general office work.  One of 
the only ways to actually secure a staff position is to first become a volunteer.  It is 
that way in several scientific fields and this is no different.  If I can answer any 
other specific questions regarding internships, etc., please feel free to contact me 
via this e-mail address!

> Lisa,
>         I am not one of "the students".  I am a Lotus Notes Software Consultant
> in Minnesota.  I am very interested in marine mammals, especially
> whales.  That is how I found the WhaleNet web site, and your e-mail
> address.  I do have a question for you.  I am concidering changing
> careers and wonder what type of positions are available in the whale
> research industry, working with whales and possibly continuing to use my
> computer skills.  I have been working with PCs for over 5 years and feel
> that any industry could use such skills.  I realize that this is a
> rather broad question, yet any information that you could provide me,
> would be greatly appreciated.