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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 07, 2018

Drone Flight School 2: Introduction to UAV Operations

By |July 13th, 2018|0 Comments

      You will learn the basics of safely operating a UAS. MCERC faculty members are professional (Part 107 licensed) pilots who fly under the strict regulations of the FAA in the USA. You will learn the difference between flying for hobby and flying for monetary compensation, and a discussion will incorporate a clear [...]

22 06, 2018

Drone Flight School 1: Building Your Own Drone

By |June 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

You will be provided the parts required to build a drone in a weekend! The instructor will lead you through the process of building a UAS so that you will be prepared to repeat and begin to customize your own UAS after completion of the class. Please note that the drone will not include a [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

6 09, 2015

Theodolite tracking-training to track from land

By |September 6th, 2015|0 Comments

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30 08, 2015

West Indian Manatee – feeding ecology field methods

By |August 30th, 2015|0 Comments

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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 [...]