​Get Out of the Classroom and Into the Sea!

IMPORTANT: Students interested in taking Biology field courses at the Bonne Bay Marine Station during the summer of 2018 should contact Allison Eaton for more information: allison.eaton@mun.ca Please follow instructions posted on the 'Registration' link. 

Five undergraduate field courses in Biology are offered at the Bonne Bay Marine Station during the winter/spring/summer semester.

Students are to arrive at the station between 5-7pm on the first dates listed for the courses below.  All arrival days are Wednesdays and all departure days are Tuesdays.


Winter Courses

  • Biology 4810 - Research Field Course in Marine Biology
    • May 9th - May 22nd, 2018
    • This is a winter semester course

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  • Biology 3709 - Marine Principles and Techniques
    • May 30th - June 12th, 2018
  • Biology 3714 - Estuarine Fish Ecology
    • June 20th - July 3rd, 2018
  • Biology 4912 - Biology of Marine Mammals
    • July 4th - July 17th, 2018
  • Biology 3014 - Biology and Ecology of Boreal and Arctic Seaweeds
    • July 18th -July 31st, 2018


The Bonne Bay area provides unique opportunities to learn marine science due to unequaled diversity of habitats, marine plants, fish and invertebrates. This diversity cannot be matched anywhere else in northeastern North America. Courses are designed to utilize the natural laboratories of the ocean and adjacent lands. You can expect to spend a great deal of time outdoors and in small boats. Lectures provide all necessary theoretical frameworks. Students typically live on site in our comfortable residence.

Students use small boats to access various habitats, to learn sampling techniques and to develop practical skills. Students are encouraged to use small boats to increase their experience as safe boat handlers. We provide basic theoretical and practical boating instruction so that students meet Canadian Coast Guard standards.

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