Our pod includes citizen scientists just like YOU!

“We have it in our power to change the world over.” – Thomas Paine

Provide content for curious minds

Check out the MCERC YouTube channel, Ocean Smarts & Whale Farts! Subscribe, watch & share our videos to support the center and raise awareness on various science topics. You can also submit your own questions, or volunteer yourself to be interviewed!

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Be the Ambassador - Learn & Share

The Education Hub is your go-to for MCERC opportunities, such as family programs, internships, certification courses and more!

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Photo ID Catalogues & Techie Tasks

Photo ID - coming soon!


Sand Sampling & Analysis

The MCERC Sands Project aims to improve current understandings of coastal ecology through geological history - more coming soon!

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Manatee Citizen Science Project

If you live near or visit a place blessed by the presence of manatees, send us your photos! Click the icon below to go to our Manatee Citizen Science Project page where you can learn more about the project and how you can contribute.

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Puerto Rico Humpback Whale Citizen Science Project

MCERC investigates humpback whales off Puerto Rico and we hope you are willing to share your photos with us to add to our ongoing catalog - Click the icon below to head to the project's Facebook Page!


Turks & Caicos Islands Cetacean Project

Under the mentorship of faculty, MCERC RAs & interns will submit your images (with your name as the photographer) to the MCERC catalog for the Caribbean Marine Mammal Research Project and to Happy Whale. A match between two images in either catalog will be part of the data that increases our understanding of humpback whale behaviors!

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Copyright and photo credit information

Copyright and photo credit information All images posted to the MCERC website are copyright protected. Images are the property of MCERC or the original photographer who has granted MCERC expressed permission in writing for use of their images. Photographs shall not be reproduced or shared for any purpose unless the owner of the images has given permission in writing.