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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Song of the Whale sets sail for Ireland, Iceland and Greenland

Song of the Whale has set sail  from the UK for a busy summer of marine mammal research in Ireland, Iceland and Greenland.

The first project sees SOTW return to the offshore waters of Ireland, where Song of the Whale will work with the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Irish Whale and Dolphin Group and Sea Mammal Research Unit  on the ObSERVE Acoustic project surveying for deep divers (sperm and beaked whales), in the shelf waters off SW Ireland.

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Our Estuaries, our youth, our heritage

Our Estuaries, our youth, our heritage

We are pleased to announce that the Heritage Lottery Fund has made a grant of £35,100 to MCR International and our partners, Suffolk Family Carers, YMCA Suffolk & Marine Education and Research, to develop and  run a project titled, “Our Estuaries, Our Youth, Our Heritage”.  The project will take groups of young people out on the Stour & Orwell estuaries… Continue Reading

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Calling all KS3 Teachers

Calling all KS3 Teachers

In partnership with the Thames Tideway Tunnel’s Tunnel works schools program we have designed a number of engaging curriculum-based Key Stage 3 Science lessons based around real research taking place in the Thames Estuary. Interactive lessons, worksheets, teacher’s notes and videos bring the topics of ‘Sound Waves’ and ‘Experimental Skills and Investigation’ alive, helping students… Continue Reading

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