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Marine Biology and Oceanography


mapThis 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:

mansion The facilities include dormitories in a renovated mansion, teaching and research laboratories.

ship 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.

shark Many species of fishes including sharks are found in the area.

students Students investigate various marine environments using oceanographic techniques.

students 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
N1G 2W1

519-824-4120 x 52708