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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Rockall in fair weather

Rockall in fair weather

Song of the Whale passed close to Rockall en route to Iceland yesterday.  The crew have had good sightings of fin and pilot whales as well as white sided dolphins to date on this passage.   Continue Reading

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

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… Continue Reading

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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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