We are seeking a highly motivated Aerial Observer Research Assistant to participate in aerial surveys for whales, dolphins and sea turtles in outer continental shelf federal waters off Massachusetts and Rhode Island, an area proposed for offshore alternative energy development. Duties will include serving as an observer on all aerial surveys; quality checking data; coordination with other observers and the flight crew; and analysis of vertical photographs for the detection and identification of marine mammal and turtle species. The majority of fieldwork will be aerial, although there may be opportunities to get involved in shipboard surveys with collaborators. Flying schedules will cover dates throughout the year including weekends and holidays. The successful applicant will be required to

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