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15 07, 2018

G.E.M.S. : Portugal Cetacean Ecology Program

By |July 15th, 2018|0 Comments

  You will join the research team collecting data on a small vessel off southern Portugal. The target species include at 3 species of coastal dolphins, harbor porpoise, and opportunistic data on other marine megafauna. Your days will include time on land observing local birds and working with a professional photographer to learn how to use [...]

13 02, 2017

It’s a Match!

By |February 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|2 Comments

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 [...]

24 01, 2017

First Sea Turtle Caught, Measured and Tagged on Salt Cay Island!

By |January 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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!

17 11, 2016

Humpback Whale and Sea Turtle Research In TCI!

By |November 17th, 2016|News|2 Comments

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 [...]

6 04, 2016

MCERC in SEVENSEAS Marine Conservation & Travel Issue 11, April 2016

By |April 6th, 2016|News|0 Comments

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

24 01, 2016

2016 Humpback Whale Field Intensive Internship Program!

By |January 24th, 2016|0 Comments

Humpback Whale Field Intensive in Puerto Rico, USA Join us for our 6th season of humpback whale research in the beautiful Caribbean Sea!  You will be a critical part of our research team collecting data on humpback whales from land and boat surveys. You will learn data sampling, theodolite tracking, fluke and fin identification, and [...]

16 09, 2015

Humpback Whale Field Intensive Program-2017

By |September 16th, 2015|News|0 Comments

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 [...]

26 08, 2015

Marine Mammal Field Techniques – skills and fun in Puerto Rico October 4-10, 2015

By |August 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

28 07, 2015

Research Assistants 2016- now accepting applications

By |July 28th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Closed for the 2016 research season. Application will be accepted in August 2016 for the 2017 winter. It's that time again! Call for applications for Research Assistant positions for the Puerto Rico Humpback Whale Project with The Marine and Coastal Ecology Research Center Duration: December 29, 2014 - May 01, 2016 Four full time Research [...]

5 07, 2015

Manatee in Puerto Rico (and snorkeling too!)

By |July 5th, 2015|Blog, News, Recent News|0 Comments

Manatee in Puerto Rico: July 30-August 10, 2015 Experimental Design in Feeding Ecology of Marine Mammals (and some fantastic snorkeling too!)  Click HERE to register!!! The Marine and Coastal Ecology Research Center (MCERC) is offering a 12 day field intensive program; Experimental Design in Feeding Ecology of Marine Mammals. No experience necessary. Undergrads, newly [...]