Gaskin Museum of Marine Life – Grand Manan

Gaskin Museum of Marine Life, Grand Manan

Gaskin Museum of Marine Life – Grand Manan

The Gaskin Museum of Marine Life, situated at the front of the research station on Grand Manan, provides an excellent overview of the Bay of Fundy ecosystem and its resident animals.

Gaskin Museum, Grand Manan

Visitors can observe actual skeletons of porpoises, whales, and seals, examine baleen from various whale species, compare their height to a humpback whale flipper, and learn to identify the diverse seabirds in the Bay.

Gaskin Museum, Grand Manan

The museum also features a display on the island’s unique geological characteristics and a mock seashore with numerous invertebrate specimens found on island beaches and in the ocean.

Gaskin Museum, Grand Manan

The gift shop offers local crafts, station and island souvenirs, and guidebooks about the Bay, with all sales directly supporting the research station and its work.

Gaskin Museum, Gift Shop Grand Manan

Founded in 1981 by the late Dr. David Gaskin, a professor at the University of Guelph in Ontario and a pioneer in harbor porpoise research, the Grand Manan Whale and Seabird Research Station (GMWSRS) has conducted studies on harbor porpoises, right whales, seals, and seabirds in the Grand Manan Archipelago since its establishment.

The Gaskin Museum of Marine Life is conveniently located across from the ferry ticket booth at 24 Route 776, Grand Manan.

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