Background

Argonaut the humpback

Rapid that minke

The Marine Education and Research Society, based in Alert Bay, British Columbia, Canada, was incorporated in 2010. The association was formed to bring together existing marine research and education projects as well as to provide a platform from which to conduct further work in the future.

The directors of MERS are marine biologists and educators, brought together through our work in the marine environment. While all based out of Canada's west coast, MERS directors have worked in many countries and oceans.

To date, MERS research has been focused on projects investigating humpback and minke whales in British Columbia but has also included work on other baleen whales, as well as on killer whales in other parts of the world. MERS educational activities have included many presentations, lectures, and programs aimed towards both adults and children.

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