Grand Manan Whale and Seabird Research Station (GMWSRS)
24 Route 776
Grand Manan, NB E5G 1A1
Primary contact: Heather Koopman
Language of Service: English
Scope of Activities: Interprovincial
Purpose: Our mission is "Research and Education to Promote Conservation". We focus specifically on the Bay of Fundy ecosystem, studying the biology, ecology, and movement patterns of marine mammals, basking sharks, lobsters, zooplankton, sea birds and other species. We have long-term monitoring studies of water temperatures and zooplankton in the Bay that span over 15 years so that we can follow changes in the ecosystem that are associated with climate change and anthropogenic activities. We provide outreach through informal talks, our facebook page, and our small museum of marine life that can be visited during the summer. We work with local, provincial, and federal agencies and organizations, as well as fishing associations, to promote conservation and sustainable fisheries.
Activities: Conducting research on the Bay of Fundy ecosystem; Museum of Marine Life; environmental education about marine mammals and other sea life to promote conservation.
Resources Available to the Public: Environmental monitoring, Environmental research, Speakers