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If crunching numbers is your thing, then there might be a position available for you on the Isle of Man.

The position as seal counter is part of the annual seal survey on the island. The survey takes place over a period of 11 weeks and two volunteers are required to conduct the survey. They will then have two weeks to complete a data analysis of their findings.

Tasks include daily visits to pupping sites to count the number of births and photographing each adult seal. Photos will also have to be taken of each pup with its mother so that the images can be compared with an ID catalogue.

Another task to be completed by the volunteers is the recording of the developmental stage of every seal pup and monitoring their mortality rate.

The two volunteers will work for The Manx Wildlife trust and will be provided with accommodation on the island.

According to The Manx Wildlife Trust, 40% of the island is uninhabited. The islands is home to 18 glens, 32 beaches and 150 kilometres of coastline.

It has an abundance of marine life, wildlife and birds.

Image credit: ITVX

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