WHAT WE DO
LIVE ANIMAL RESPONSE
We assess and handle live animals and determine the appropriate course of action.
DEAD ANIMAL RESPONSE
We conduct investigations to collect valuable data and determine cause of death.
We provide training on species identification, data collection and response to incidents involving marine animals.
VOLUNTEER AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION
Over the last 20 years, we’ve trained over 400 volunteers across the Maritimes. MARS volunteers provide critical support by visiting sites, confirming reports of dead or distressed marine animals, or by collecting data including photos, measurements and samples.
We also train professionals to support response to incidents involving marine mammals. Our marine animal medic course is the first and only of its kind in Canada, and provides training on marine species, their conservation status and most importantly, safe methods to respond to dead and distressed animals.