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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

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 [...]

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 [...]

12 09, 2013

Help MCERC this Winter!

By |September 12th, 2013|Recent News|0 Comments

Winter is coming and so are the humpback whales! If you are interested in helping us survey for whales around Puerto Rico, please contact me before January. We will have a team of students, interns and scientists counting whales and noting their behaviors. This season we anticipate more mother calf pairs than ever. They stay [...]

27 08, 2013

Internship Deadline Extended

By |August 27th, 2013|Recent News|0 Comments

The deadline to apply for the 2014 internships has been extended to September 30th. This will allow the post to hit the MARMAM email list. If you sent in a letter of interest and a CV, please expect to hear from us in early October!

21 08, 2013

Humpback Whale Field Intensive Program 2014

By |August 21st, 2013|Recent News|0 Comments

The Marine and Coastal Ecology Research Center is inviting interested students to participate in the third season for 7 day field intensive focused on cetacean behavioral ecology in Puerto Rico. No experience is necessary to participate! Join our research team studying humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) wintering off Puerto Rico. Space is limited to 4 students [...]