Check out the new job board we created at the top of the page. Any job our staff comes across that is either wildlife or marine related with be posted here. If you know of an opening you'd like to share, email Nicole at Nicole@Marine-Eco.org.
Enrollment is now open to participate in a one-week field intensive course in the Dominican Republic! The Samaná Bay Marine Mammal Research Project will begin in February 2018. Samaná Bay is well known for the wintering humpback whales that arrive in the bay each winter during breeding and calving season. Samaná Bay is an understudied area for cetaceans, [...]
This is how we find out about movement patterns and behaviors of humpback whales!!! MCERC #35, "Division", was resighted a few days ago by the MCERC team in a competitive breeding group. This whale was photographed by the MCERC team off Puerto Rico in 2013 in another competitive breeding group. We are so excited to [...]
With Katharine Hart from the Department of Environment and Coastal Research and Jackie, a marine biologist in Providenciales by our side, MCERC caught, measured and tagged the first turtle ever on Salt Cay Island!
Snorkeling with Humpback Whales and Turtle Research in Turks and Caicos 2017 and now 2018–already!!!
We will be opening registration for the 2018 season for snorkeling with humpback whales and turtle surveys. This will allow people who wanted to register for a session in our January - April field intensive, but were not able to secure a spot before the session filled, to register early for 2018. We still have [...]
The Marine and Coastal Ecology Research Center (MCERC) is looking for a boat captain for the upcoming research year. Ideally the captain is interested in whales and turtles. We are looking for an experienced captain with boat experience in a 10 meter inboard engine dive boat. You will be working as the boat operator and collecting [...]
If you are interested in learning more about the people who have participated in our courses, please visit the "About our People" section of the site. You can also see biographies and CVs for our faculty and learn more about our support team, research assistants, and course participants here. If you would like to speak [...]
Humpback Whale Field Intensive Program in Turks and Caicos with the Marine and Coastal Ecology Research Center (MCERC) (and turtle ecology too!) MCERC is partering with Salt Cay Divers for week-long sessions available between January 03- the end of March, 2017. Each week is limited to 4 spots and may be used as internship experience [...]
The Marine & Coastal Ecology Research Center was recently featured in SEVENSEAS Marine Conservation & Travel Issue 11, April 2016. Our very own Mithriel MacKay and Cathy Bacon describe the Puerto Rice Humpback Whale Research Project found on page 96. Click here to view the SEVENSEAS Marine Conservation & Travel Issue 11, April 2016
Humpback Whale Field Intensive Program in Turks and Caicos with the Marine and Coastal Ecology Research Center (MCERC) (and turtle ecology too!) Week-long sessions available starting January 07, 2017. Each week is limited to 4 spots and may be used as internship experience (for those desiring to use this opportunity as a CV builder!). There [...]