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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 2014 should contact Allison Eaton for more information:

Five undergraduate field courses in Marine Biology are offered at the Bonne Bay Marine Station during the spring/summer semester, with additional courses being offered during the fall/winter semesters.

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  • Biology 3709 - Marine Principles and Techniques
  • Biology 3714 - Estuarine Fish Ecology
  • Biology 4012 - Biology of Boreal and Arctic Phycology
  • Biology 4710 - Experimental Marine Biology of Newfoundland Waters
  • Biology 4912 - Marine Mammals

Fall/Winter Courses

  • Biology 3709 - Marine Principles and Techniques
  • Biology 4810 - Marine Research Field Course


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.

mailing address:

Bonne Bay Marine Station
PO Box 69
Norris Point, NL
A0K 3V0

email addresses:

Dr. Robert Scott, Director

Allison Eaton, Manager

Marine Education Interpretive Staff

Front Desk (May-Sept.): (709) 458-2874