Gaskin Museum of Marine Life – Grand Manan

The Gaskin Museum of Marine Life is located at the front on the research station on Grand Manan and offers a good overview of the Bay of Fundy ecosystem and the animals that inhabit it. 

Gaskin Museum, Grand Manan

You can see actual skeletons of porpoises, whales and seals, examine the baleen from different whales, see how tall you are compared to a humpback whale flipper, and learn to identify the various seabirds in the Bay. 

Gaskin Museum of Marine Life, Grand Manan

They have a display on the island’s unique geological features, and a mock seashore containing examples of many of the invertebrates you might find on an island beach, or out in the ocean. 

Gaskin Museum, Grand Manan

Browse our gift shop for local crafts, station and island mementos, and guide books for the Bay – all sales directly support the station and our research. 

Gaskin Museum of Marine Life, Grand Manan

The GMWSRS was founded in 1981 by the late Dr. David Gaskin, a professor at the University of Guelph, Ontario and a pioneer of harbour porpoise research. Since 1981, the research station has conducted research on harbour porpoises, right whales, seals and seabirds in the Grand Manan Archipelago. 

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

Resources: 
Grand Manan Whale & Seabird Research Station 
Grand Manan.ca 
Heritage New Brunswick 
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