SeaSeal Volunteer

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SeaSeal Volunteer photographing an Atlantic grey seal


SeaSeal is our dedicated land-based, Atlantic grey seal photo-ID project. The aim of the project is to create a catalogue of individual grey seals in Cardigan Bay to discover more about their travelling habitats and areas that are important to them.

We are looking for a volunteer to continue with our SeaSeal project for the 2018 field season from 12th March – 5th November 2018. You must be able to commit to the full season.

 What You Will Gain

Undertaking the SeaSeal project is a unique opportunity for you to carry out marine mammal research and contribute to conservation. You’ll learn about the Atlantic grey seals of Cardigan Bay and gain experience in field work, wildlife photography, photo-ID, data entry, report writing and much more. This role can be a stepping stone to a career in marine research or conservation.

The Volunteer Role 

The SeaSeal volunteer will conduct land based seal surveys, photograph seals, conduct photo-ID,  analyse data and write the annual SeaSeal report.

We’re looking for dedicated volunteers with a passion for marine mammals, experience of photography and photo ID work who are mature and proactive.

Interested? You can download more information on the SeaSeal volunteer role and volunteer accommodation here. 




How To Apply

Download a CBMWC Living Seas Long Term Volunteer App Form here and email it along with a CV and covering letter (no more than one side of A4) detailing your motivations for applying to with “Living Seas Research Assistant App 2018” in the subject line.

You may also apply for the ShoreFin and Research Assistant  volunteer positions in the same application.

Please provide as much detail as possible, highlighting your experience and skills gained, in the application form rather than referring to your CV. Incomplete applications will not be assessed so please make sure you complete the form fully, including availability and be sure to attach your CV and covering letter.

Deadline for applications is 23:59pm on Sunday 11th February. Applications will be reviewed as received and volunteer opportunities are available until filled.  

Further Information

For further information on the role or application process please contact Laura Evans at or on 01545 560224

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