The Coastal Ecosystems Research Foundation is a non-profit organisation
offering 7-day courses in marine mammal research techniques. Courses are
open to the general public - no previous experience necessary. Research
is focussed this year on the feeding behaviour, movements, and abundance
of grey whales, Pacific white-sided dolphins, killer whales and humpback
whales, off Cape Caution, BC, Canada.
Courses are taught from a 40' sailboat, 16' powerboats, and from shore.
Participants are incorporated directly into the research team for the
duration of the course, and have the opportunity to learn techniques first-
hand from working biologists. In addition to the field research techniques,
the course also includes instruction and hands-on experience in sailing.
Course cost includes tuition, all meals, return transportation by floatplane
from Port Hardy to the base camp, and tent accomodation.
Cost: $1400 (CAD) $1075 (USD)
(Student prices available some dates)
Dates: June 30 - July 6, 6-12, 14-20, 20-26, 28-August 3
August 3-9, 11-17, 17-23, 25-31, 31 - September 6.
For more information, contact:
Coastal Ecosystems Research Foundation
c/o Adventure Spirit Travel Company
1843 W 12th Ave, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6J 2E7
1-800-667-7799 (N America)
(604) 732-0476 (elsewhere)
email: rdavis at direct.ca
world-wide web: http://www.bcu.ubc.ca/~megill/cerf