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Introduction to Marine Mammals & Seabirds – July 22 – 26, 2019

Age: 15 – 18
Fee:  Early Bird Registration by May 23rd $685 – Regular Course Fee $730

Located at the mouth of the Bay of Fundy, the Huntsman is perfectly positioned to access one of the worlds most productive ecosystems. The daily rise and fall of the huge tide stirs up nutrients that provide food for the drifting planktonic community. This microscopic plants and animals feed large schools of fish and krill; whose abundance in turn attracts whales, porpoises , seals and seabirds from all over the North Atlantic. Out on the water students learn to identify the local species and observe their  behaviour. Land time will we spent studying characteristics, adaptations, migrations and more.

Participants will learn about:

  • marine mammal and seabird diversity in the Bay of Fundy
  • adaptations to the marine environment
  • field data and the power of observation
  • whale catalogues and identifying an individual in a population……

Fee includes: four night dormitory accommodation, all meals from Monday supper to Friday breakfast, boat and lab fees, aquarium admissions and taxes. You just need to find your way to St. Andrews , NB.



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