USA/CANADA MARINE MAMMAL STUDY. MISSION STATEMENT. To engender a genuine interest in the environment, the marine system, and field research by providing a unique off-campus experience. St. Mary’s Class. WHALENET FIELD RESEARCH IN MARINE MAMMAL ECOLOGY and RELATED MARINE SCIENCES.
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To engender a genuine interest in the environment, the marine system, and field research by providing a unique off-campus experience.
Through a hands-on approach the students learn about:
• Food chains, Life and Physical Science, basic oceanographic concepts, animal behaviour, & general research methods.
• The students have the opportunity to learn aspects of navigation, bathymetry and wildlife photography, ecology, life sciences, and physical sciences
While observing and integrating:
• Learn about marine mammals/whales
Mysticetes and Odontocetes (characteristics).
Echolocation, communication and sound.
Animal behaviour and social interaction.
Feeding and reproduction.
J. Michael Williamson
Executive Director - MICS
MICS Research Locations
2005 MICS' Team In the usual order: Thomas, Andrea, Florence, Nina, Christian, Arnaud, Julien, Valentine and Frédéric. Hiding behind the inflatable or elsewhere: Alain, Jean-Marie and Richard.
July 10, 2005
This week, the MICS team welcomed 16 Australian students.
The marine science students and their professors, from St Mary's Anglican Girls' School in Perth, are participating in a one-week research training session. Since their arrival Thursday evening, they have visited the MICS headquarters and interpretation centre in Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan, gone on a small excursion on Quarry Island
to see the unique flora and rock formations of the Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve,
and spent two days on the water with MICS researchers observing Fin Whales, Minke Whales, and seals. In the coming days, they will have the opportunity to learn more about the local fauna and geography, as well as the occasional French lesson !
-- seals and
-- bird life in the Gulf of St Lawrence.
Contact: J. Michael Williamson
20 Moynihan Rd.
South Hamilton, MA 01982