Grand Manan Whale and Seabirds Research Station

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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

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.


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