MCERC 2nd Annual Fundraiser : July 1 – 31, 2020

The second annual MCERC fundraiser for “Sand Dollars” kicked off July 1st and runs through the 31st! We have some amazing prizes up for grabs in four price tiers from $10 – $60! Donate and be entered to win. Some packages up for grabs:

    • A trip for two (2) to Puerto Rico, which will also feature a snorkeling excursion with Deep Adventure Toursand a personalized one hour surf lesson with Carlos & Kathy Surfing Tour Guides! (MSRP $1,400)
    • A custom built drone and private flight lessons in Orlando, Florida
    • Packages including snorkeling gear, hammocks, rash guards, MCERC swag, and more!

Available Items up for grabs!

Now Enrolling!

Due to Covid-19, all internships are currently online until further notice. For details, pricing, and enrollment, please visit the Education Hub under “Open for Enrollment”

    • 100 Hour Research Intensive (Data to Publication – 6 wks)
    • South African Ecology Safari (TBA)
    • South African Shark Experience (TBA)
    • Next PSO Course Session (July 13-20)
    • Manatee Behavioral Ecology – 4 weeks
    • Turks & Caicos Humpback Whale Behavioral Ecology – 4 weeks
    • Puerto Rico Humpback Whale Behavioral Ecology – 4 weeks
    • Malacology & Conchology – open ended

Covid-19 Update

All field programs and internships are currently on hold, until it is deemed safe to resume them. Please check back on this website often, and like our social media pages! Following us via social media will ensure that you get notified first when we resume normal operations!

MCERC Teespring Shop

We’re proud to announce the launch of our brand spanking new Teespring shop, complete with apparel, home items, and other great items! 100% of proceeds go to research & education. Show your MCERC pride today! 

Ask a Scientist! – New YouTube Channel

We’re extremely excited to announce the launch of our new YouTube channel in collaboration with ADVENTURE ALLY LTD! This channel will focus primarily upon keeping kids engaged and interested in science!  

Over 125 scientists have already volunteered to take your questions from every time zone and in several languages re: sharks, cave diving & research, how the earth looked millions of years ago, why whale poop matters, elephants, crocs, snakes, coral reefs, and so much more!

We need 1,000 subscribers until we can stream live. Until we hit that mark, we’ll post videos to watch and live stream on Facebook. Please share and encourage everyone you know to subscribe!!! 


  • A 501c3 non-profit founded in 2012 and located in Tampa, Florida
  • It is MCERC’s mission to promote healthy ecosystems through education and research.
  • The MCERC Board of Directors include experts in marine science, information technology, marine policy, marine resources management, and business administration.
  • Ongoing field locations include various locations in Florida, Puerto Rico, Turks & Caicos, the Dominican Republic, Cape Cod, Prince Edward Island, and more!
  • 100% of your donations through PayPal go directly towards research & educational programs
  • We have various programs geared towards college students (both undergraduate & graduate), as well as volunteer and citizen science programs

Marine & Coastal Ecology Research Center
(a 501c3 non-profit)
Spring Hill, Florida, U.S.A.

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