Week 1 @ Shoals

The first week of Introduction to Marine Mammal Biology 2015 is off to a great start.  We have seven students who are giving it their all – it’s a lot of material to cram into two weeks!  Highlights include: hikes around Appledore Island, a skulls and skeletons lab where students solved bone puzzles, a whale watch, a Duck Island seal survey, bioacoustics lab, porpoise dissection, and of course – lots of gorgeous sunsets.

Day 10 @ Shoals

Today we had two special guests, Andrea Bogomolni and Lauren Bamford, who led the students through Seal Day.  We had lectures in the morning about human impacts, ocean health, and seal conservation, followed by an afternoon necropsy of a harp seal.