Marine Conservation Research International is a unique not-for-profit organisation conducting practical conservation projects on vulnerable marine wildlife and habitats, and investigating human impacts including threats such as underwater noise, disturbance and marine debris. R/V Song of the Whale is the team’s purpose built sailing research vessel.

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Our Estuaries, Our Youth, Our Heritage

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MCR International and Marine Education and Research are excited to be working with local youth groups, YMCA Suffolk, Suffolk Family Carers and Basecamp Mentoring Suffolk, on  a new Heritage Lottery Funded project: Our Estuaries, Our Youth, Our Heritage. Working with groups of local young people we will investigate the bats, plankton, mud, birds, sounds and history of the Orwell and Stour estuaries and share our findings and knowledge with others though exciting online presentations in audio, as well as visual formats.

See the OHEY page and #OHEY for project updates and further details.

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Cyprus Cetacean Survey

Cyprus Cetacean Survey

A team from MCR are currently in Cyprus working with colleagues from the Department of Fisheries and Marine Research (DFMR), AP Marine and Pelagos Cetacean Research Institute. Together we are conducting the first of three visual and acoustic surveys of Cypriot waters out to 50 Nautical miles.  During the fist few days the team had… Continue Reading

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Iceland to Greenland – In search of the North Atlantic right whale

Iceland to Greenland – In search of the North Atlantic right whale

                  Song of the Whale has returned to Reykjavik following ten days of Minke whale photo ID and outreach activities.  Preparations are being finalised for a two week research expedition to Greenland and the historic Cape Farewell Ground in search of  North Atlantic right whales.  MCR are excited to… Continue Reading

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