Monday, July 4, 2011

Visiting Master's Student

Ashley Heinze is staying at the GMWSRS for the month of July as part of her Master's research.  She attends the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, ME.  Her supervisor, Sean Todd, is a long time colleague and it is a pleasure to offer the opportunity for this collaboration.

Passengers watching fin whales off the "Elsie Menota", the whale watch vessel
for Whales-n-Sails Adventures.
Her thesis is comparing attitudes and knowledge of whale watchers before and after a whale watch, similarities and differences between whale watches in Bar Harbor and Grand Manan, and whale behaviour during whale watches.

Her first three whale watches have been very different, with many more to come.  Whales-n-Sails Adventures has graciously offered free trips where room allows, as a whale watch company in Bar Harbor.  Any photos that she needs will be provided from my selection taken daily and to be used for photo-identification.

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