The Bonne Bay Marine Station provides oceanographers, biologists and other scientists with a world-class facility for marine ecosystem research. The region exhibits unparalleled biodiversity in icy fjords basins, salmon estuaries, Arctic kelp beds, salt marshes and the open Gulf of St. Lawrence. Resident populations of normally inaccessible offshore animals and Arctic species are easily accessible.
The Bonne Bay Marine Station promotes multi-disciplinary research collaboration between scientists, industry, government agencies and community organizations. Areas of interest include oceanography, marine ecology/biology and aquaculture. Current projects include ecology of snow crab and lobster, habitat sensitivity, biodiversity, and kelp and sea urchin aquaculture. Bonne Bay is an ideal site for studying ocean dynamics. A Real-Time Ocean Observatory has been developed for the station. A seabed installation feeds massive amounts of oceanographic, biological and video data ashore via fibre-optics.
The Bonne Bay Marine Station facilities and support services are available to researchers who wish to undertake research here. For further information on our research endeavours and on possible research opportunities please contact the Director.
Facility & Services fees may be charged for: general laboratory use and support, aquarium/tank space, and boating and dive support. For information on facility and service user fees please contact the Manager.