Data Center Description
The Grand Manan Whale and Seabird Research Station (GMWSRS) is a non-profit research facility located on the east coast of Canada on Grand Manan Island in the Bay of Fundy. The GMWSRS was founded in 1981 by the late Dr. David Gaskin, a professor at the University of Guelph, Ontario and a pioneer of harbour porpoise research. Since 1981, the research station has conducted research on harbour porpoises, right whales, seals and seabirds in the Grand Manan Archipelago.
The Grand Manan Whale and Seabird Research Station (GMWSRS) exists to address the following and other issues.
- Marine conservation in the Bay of Fundy - Accidental entrapment of Harbour Porpoises and Whales in fishing gear - Endangered North Atlantic Right Whale
The programs are designed to educate, to discover new facts, to develop alternatives and to make a difference.