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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

Link to course information

30 08, 2015

West Indian Manatee – feeding ecology field methods

By |August 30th, 2015|0 Comments

Link to course information

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 [...]

24 09, 2014

2015 Interns

By |September 24th, 2014|Recent News|0 Comments

Congratulations to Shelby Noble, Carlye Yancey, Jonny Reid, and Clayton Yancey as the Research Assistants for the 2015 winter research season! They will work closely with the MCERC team this season in all facets of the organization. Carlye (USA) attended the humpback Whale Field Intensive program 2013 and 2014. Jonny (U.K.) attended the HWFI in 21013, [...]

9 09, 2014

Humpback Whale Field Intensive 2015 taking applications

By |September 9th, 2014|Recent News|0 Comments

The Marine and Coastal Ecology Research Center (MCERC) is inviting interested adults to participate in the fifth season for 7 day field intensive programs focused on cetacean behavioral ecology in Puerto Rico. No experience is necessary to participate! All sessions for the 2015 season will include the 8 hour MCERC personal marketing course, “Is Your [...]