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Internships & Master's

Whether you are undergraduate student eager for experience, young professional or a master’s student looking to develop your thesis through our scientific research - we are the right place for you! We are looking for highly motivated, enthusiastic and hard-working people with a desire to work with us. Our internships focuses on elasmobranch, but include other marine fauna (especially vertebrates). Through working with us you can master scientific skills in the fields of ecology, fisheries, underwater research, pathology, surgery, microplastics, and much more...

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Master's Thesis

Our multidisciplinary team of experienced researchers is ready to provide maximum support for your career development. Thus, we are inviting you to conduct your thesis with us!

Available disciplines: histopathology, immunology, parasitology, toxicology, fisheries, ecology and conservation

Marche Polytechnic University, Ancona (Italy)

Federico Clementoni

ABSTRACT

The aim of this project is to identify new biomarker for the evaluation of the health status of sharks caught in the Adriatic Sea and their susceptibility to environmental changes. To reach this objective, melanomacrophages have been used as stress biomarkers on these organisms, since they are already widely used in teleosts, amphibians and reptiles. In this study, hepatic melanomacrophages have been evaluated in four species of sharks caught in the Adriatic Sea, both from a morphological and quantitative point of view, evaluating differences among species, sexes and, where possible, between these and the reproductive period. In conclusion, it has been assessed if there was any significant correlation between melanomacrophages and age of smooth-hound males.

Breeding areas and health examinations

Underwater monitoring, Individual recognition, Health examinations, Acoustic telemetry, Surgeries

Extremely rare & Critically Endangered species

Unique opportunity to directly contribute to the better knowledge and conservation om threatened taxa.

Since 2017, we had 20 projects across the Adriatic-Ionian region

Internship activities

Biodiversity and habitats,  Fishery monitoring, Plastics, Disease development, Conservation, and more…

Enhancing the post-release survival rates

Extensive monitoring of trawlers and longlines, by-catch identification and composition, reviving sharks, and more

Effects of pollution on disease development

Learn how to recognize different lesions, to conduct autopsies, tissue isolation and master anatomy skills

Help, immediately! Surgeries at the field

Learn basics of anesthetization, sedation, analgesia, surgical skills and suturing. Monitor & Release.

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By submitting the form, you are expressing interest to participate in our internship program. Some of the senior officers will reply you as soon as possible!

Thank you!

we are looking forward to work with you

CEO Email agajic@sharklab-adria.org

Current work

Our current work is focused on the better understanding of very rare and highly threatened sharks, skates and rays in Albanian waters.

Furthermore, we are studying the effects of pollution on disease development, individual immunological responses, qualitative and quantitative analysis of micro- and nanoplasics; and neuropathology.

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