Research and Education for the Conservation of Baleen Whales


Our mission

Mingan Island Cetacean Study, Inc. (MICS) is a non-profit research organisation dedicated to the study of marine mammals in the St Lawrence and North Atlantic Ocean, with an emphasis on the biology and ecology of baleen whales. We aim to forge strong local, national, and international partnerships to continue to expand our understanding of these species and their vital marine ecosystems; to help protect and monitor recovery of these sentinel species; to educate the public and foster an appreciation and stewardship of whales and their environment; and to provide guidance in support of their conservation. To help ensure that this vital endeavour continues we actively work to identify, encourage and train the next generation of researchers.



MICS Whale Research