Content Producers/Editors - we are seeking science content producers/editors to help us expand by writing new content about marine biology, conservation and science. If you have superior writing/editing skills and are willing to e-volunteer (virtual volunteer) for a significant amount of time, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org asap. No HTML experience is necessary but a strong knowledge of the Web and the content on MarineBio.org is very helpful. Please attach writing samples or urls to your online work.
MarineBio is always looking for virtual volunteers to help us continue as a viable environmental enterprise to help save ocean life by educating the general public and serving as a clearing-house for marine life information.
We are looking primarily for proactive, independent, biology, zoology, marine biology, etc. students and graduates who wish to help us with our mission and goals. We are also interested in talking with you if you simply have time, energy and an interest in marine life and would like to help make a difference. We also need help with marketing and PR, networking with similar groups, and researching various topics involving marine conservation and marine life. Contact us if you have any questions or would like to know more. We are all volunteers and MarineBio is the direct result of hundreds of people working together who are concerned about marine life.
Web Designers/Developers (Graphic Design, JQuery/AJAX, ASP/.NET/MS SQL, PHP/My SQL, FLASH, Mobile Tech, Security, Server Management/Mirroring, SEO...) - we are seeking volunteers to help with the various web technologies employed on our sites. If you would like to help, please contact email@example.com.
Our volunteer needs are currently virtual, which means all you need is your computer and a Web connection. We need volunteers to help with (in no order of importance):
Marine species research is constantly evolving and very little is known about most species in the ocean. Help us keep our species home pages up-to-date by helping us find new research including photos, video, online resources and references for all of our species. A good place to start would be the most endangered and threatened marine species or the poorest known species which actually include most of the whales and dolphins, especially the beaked whales. Be sure to ask permission to use any photos or video first or simply email us the urls (web addresses).
This section starts at /oceans. We welcome help with critiques of existing content in this section and the contribution of additional content for any page or related topic.
This section starts at /oceans/conservation. We welcome help with critiques of existing content in this section as well and the contribution of additional content for any page or related topic.
Our main projects page is at /research/projects and includes much of the above. If you'd like to know more about any of the projects listed or would like to suggest new ones, let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We can always use help checking MarineBio content and links. We spell check as we create content but we have been known to make mistakes. All links are checked monthly via software but we love suggestions and updating is quick and easy. Feel free to point out anything you find confusing or in error. We are online nearly 24/7 and you can email us at email@example.com anytime. MarineBio's success is in a large part due to the support and feedback from visitors just like you.
Working with MarineBio will provide you with excellent experience to prepare you for future work in marine biology, etc., and we are more than happy to write letters of reference for those who excel in their contributions to MarineBio. In addition, interns and volunteers who make significant contributions will be featured on our contributors page.
If you're interested, please send a brief description of what you'd like to get involved with from the above, a few words concerning your background, and what sort of commitment you are willing to make to help with MarineBio's mission to our Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to hearing from you and we hope we can provide you the opportunity to work on some very exciting projects. We offer much more than just a stuffing envelopes type of volunteer work. We want you to learn from your experience with MarineBio and feel that you are contributing to the field of marine biology and/or conservation of marine life.
"Georgia Aquarium has decided not to appeal the decision handed down by Judge Totenberg. We firmly disagree with the Judge's decision, but the extended appeal process would add to an already lengthy series of legal proceedings, which would not be in the best interest of the animals in Russia."
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Fishing nations at the annual meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) have once again failed to adopt scientific advice and best practices to safeguard several species of oceanic sharks.