It's finally here! The first annual MCERC Donation Campaign for "Sand Dollars" kicked off yesterday, and will run through October 18, 2019. Head over to our STORE to check out tons of cool packages up for grabs, including a trip for 2 (two) to Puerto Rico!!! While you're there, don't forget to pre-order yourself some [...]
Where do I get coastal center swag? You kept asking for MCERC apparel and swag, and we listened! We're currently busy constructing our online shop and look forward to offering apparel, prints, field gear, and gift certificates soon! In the meantime, we're excited to announce the upcoming MCERC 2019 Donation Campaign for 'Sand Dollars'! As [...]
Hooray! Summer programs are open now! We have Scuba and Science, Drone Academy, Dolphins in Portugal, Internships, and more field programs! The Education Hub has all the details. You can be in the field with manatee, snorkeling, on beaches, flying drones, in Europe photographing dolphins, on the Great American Bird Trail in Florida and more. [...]
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, [...]
MCERC is updating the main website, Education Hub, and the Photogallery! The new format for the Education Hub includes easy to locate and browse our field programs, #internships, and research opportunities. MCERC information, including registration will be much easier to navigate. We will be live in November and registration will be open to travel with [...]
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 [...]