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Nature Moncton March Meeting
Tuesday 16 March 2021 - 07:00pm - Tuesday 16 March 2021 08:00pm

Nature Moncton March Meeting
March 16, 2021 at 7:00 PM


Virtual Meeting

Presenter: Dr. Jack Terhune
“Maritime Seals: The Permanent Residents and Winter Visitors”



Harp and Hooded seals come to the Gulf of St. Lawrence to breed in March before they head back to the Arctic for summer feeding.  Harbour and Grey seals live in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and Bay of Fundy year-round.  Their breeding biology emphasizes avoiding predators and there are two nursing strategies: stay-at-home mums or working mums.  For Harbour and Grey seals, finding a safe place to rest is important and the high tidal range in the Bay of Fundy means that they must stay awake on shore. 

Dr. Jack Terhune is holding out at UNB Saint John at the moment, but his extensive research career has taken him to do research in Denmark, ice fields east of Greenland, and Eastern Antarctica as well as closer to home in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Bay of Fundy.

Jack will share his wealth of knowledge with us that will be welcome information for naturalists to have in their backpacks.

Dr. Terhune comments that his retirement in 2012 “did not take” and he is still very active with students and ongoing research collaborations.

A do not miss presentation!

This presentation will be virtual with anyone anywhere welcome to join.  The link to the presentation will be published on the Nature Moncton BlogSpot for a few days before the presentation.














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