The "Sea Watch" project is a significant marine conservation effort led by Dr. Jonathan Fisher, involving the Marine Institute and Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Funded with over $11.2 million from the federal government, this five-year initiative focuses on monitoring and studying marine life in three conservation areas off Newfoundland and Labrador. Employing non-invasive techniques, the team uses advanced technology like drop cameras, multibeam sonar, and environmental DNA analysis to understand ocean species and habitats. This project not only contributes to marine conservation but also provides valuable educational opportunities, offering hands-on research experiences for students and contributing to the training of future marine scientists and conservationists.
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