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Research Blog

Each year, scientists from the Marine Mammal Research Program travel along the coast of British Columbia and across the Arctic to conduct their annual fieldwork on at-risk marine mammal populations. The focus of these research projects is to conduct long-term studies of marine mammal populations and study the threats these populations face.


Take a look at our research blog for updates on our field season, and read our year-end summary for the Research Program’s annual highlights – both from the field and in the lab.


Research Blog

Year-End Summary




  A Year in Review



    First trip - June 27 - July 2


    Second trip - July 8- July 18 

 A Year in Review 



    First Trip - June 19 - July 4


    Second Trip - July 15 - July 26


    Third Trip - August 1 - August 10


    Fourth Trip - August 27 - Sept 5