Marine Mammal Biology at the Shoals Marine Lab was a fantastic experience this year!! We had a wonderful group of students from Cornell, Brandeis, Skidmore, UNH, & URI. Here are some highlights:
Heading Back to Shoals in 2016
I am excited to be teaching two courses at the Shoals Marine Lab this summer:
- Marine Mammal Biology: June 6-20
- Shoals Ecology: Seabirds, Seals & Seaweed: September 2-4, this is a brand new (!!) adult education course that will highlight oceanography, marine mammals, and ornithology over Labor Day weekend.
Week 2 @ Shoals
The second week of IMMB 2015 flew by faster than the first. The students were busy with more seal surveys, another whale watch, a fish lab, a scrimshaw art project, a seal necropsy, a post-necropsy swim call (water temp = 56 degrees!), and a stranding response to the rarely seen Delphinus inflatus. In addition, each student completed an oral presentation for our class symposium, Seal Week – a theme that we modeled after Shark Week – to educate people about the misconceptions about the recovering seal populations of New England.