Top 9 reasons to study Marine Biology at Dal:
- Get hands-on training in practical scientific techniques in field- or lab-intensive SEASIDE courses offered during the summer semester.
- Participate in an observational study of marine organisms, such as seals, salmon, corals, or cephalopods—right on campus.
- Take courses taught by passionate faculty members who are world leaders in fisheries conservation, marine mammal behaviour and physiology, and conservation genetics.
- Choose the Marine Biology Co-op program, and do work-terms at a local fish hatchery or whale watching company—or maybe even in a marine park in Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
- Study towards a career in a government fisheries laboratory, an aquaculture farm, or a consulting firm.
- Learn at a top university that’s right next to the Atlantic Ocean—and a world leader in ocean research.
- Take advantage of Dalhousie’s affiliation with local research institutions, including the Bedford Institute of Oceanography and the Institute for Marine Biosciences.
- Access the Marine Biology Department’s Marine Gene Probe Laboratory, one of North America’s most comprehensive facilities for DNA sequencing and protein expression.
- Benefit from the new Halifax Marine Research Institute (HMRI) at the Oceans Excellence Centre, now under construction next to Dal’s Oceanography Department.