Feeding Ecology of Marine Mammals

Participants in this program will spend 5 days in the field learning skills important to marine mammal research and two days snorkeling near shore reefs.

Each day we will focus on a different skill and include a round table discussion in the evening. This program is meant to be low stress and enjoyable!

A maximum of 8 students (and 2 MCERC faculty members) will cover the following:

  • Theodolite tracking and theory
  • Passive acoustic monitoring data collection
  • Acoustic analysis software
  • Marine Mammal identification
  • Capture-recapture studies (fluke and fin matching)

Bring your own snorkel gear and a camera because we will be working from beautiful cliffs and swimming/snorkeling from Puerto Rico’s Caribbean beaches.

Cost of this program is $900.00USD (nonrefundable) and includes the instruction fee, a bunk at the field house, all meals (we cook together), and transportation to all field sites and beaches. The program fee does not include transportation to and from San German, Puerto Rico.

To join us in this program;

Go to www.Marine-Eco.org/mcerc-moodle and fill out the Simple Application Form. You can find the form and detailed instructions on the left on the home page of the Education Hub. Send all the pages (you can take photos of them!) to the address on the form. You will get a log on and password, then you just log in, go to the course through the block on the right of the home page, and follow the instructions!

There are only 8 spots for this program, so register quickly!