Marine Biology and Oceanography
This course takes place in a unique environment on the east coast of Canada. The tides in the Bay of Fundy are the highest in the world and have a substantial impact on local ecosystems. The Huntsman Marine Sciences Centre is situated in Passamaquoddy Bay, St. Andrews, N.B. in the Bay of Fundy. For more information, check out the Centre's webpage at: huntsmanmarine.ca
The facilities include dormitories in a renovated mansion, teaching and research laboratories.
The many species of marine mammals in the area are attracted by the abundant food resources provided by the upwelling of the nutrients due to the extreme tidal range.
Many species of fishes including sharks are found in the area.
Students investigate various marine environments using oceanographic techniques.
The research vessel the ”W.B. Scott“ is used for oceanographic and biological investigations.
Specific details for this year can be found in the ZOO*4300 Course Outline
For additional course information contact:
Dr. Jim Ballantyne
Department of Integrative Biology
University of Guelph,
Guelph, ON, Canada
519-824-4120 x 52708