Subject: RE: Pursuing a Career in whale science

Rui (rprieto@dop.uac.pt)
Mon, 6 Jul 1998 13:32:04 -0000

Hi Jamie,

Aquatic mammal veterinarians are an important part of the personnel in any
Ocean Park and in several zoos. More recently the development of marine
mammal stranding networks created a bigger need for those specialists.

Unfortunately, we already have a veterinarian specialised in marine mammal
pathology, who collaborates with us. But you can try to contact oceanaria,
as they often are willing o accept people as volunteers or on probation,
which can lead to a job opportunity. Many of these places also have their
own rehabilitation programs for aquatic mammals.

Below I give you some URLs containing information on that issue. You will
also find other contacts at Whale Net's link page
(http://whale.wheelock.edu/whalenet-stuff/interwhale.html):

Good luck and go ahead with your dreams...

Rui

Tips about career pursuing from the The Society for Marine Mammalogy
(http://pegasus.cc.ucf.edu/~smm/strat.htm)

Sea World (http://www.seaworld.org/)

American Zoo and Aquarium Association - AZA homepage. Links to other
zoos/aquaria (http://www.ccilink.com/aza.html)

European Cetacean Society
(http://web.inter.nl.net/users/J.W.Broekema/ecs/)