Portneuf-sur-Mer, Québec. Canada


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Marine biologist Dany Zbinden has been involved with research projects on whales of the Saint-Lawrence since 1993. As founder and director of the Mériscope since 2001, he has been promoting the development of our research base and the Mériscope team. Dany is directing the research and education program, but he is also in charge of a project aiming to develop an interactive interpretation centre about large marine ecosystems.  

Jacqueline (Jackie) Egger, a high school teacher in biology from Zurich, Switzerland, with a Master degree in zoology, has drawn upon her outstandig educational background to improve exhibits in several zoos and wildlife reserves. Jacqueline joined our team in 2017 and she is involved with virtually all aspects of the education and research program, but she is also working on a new course program for primary and high schools called «MérisCool».

Johanne Lemieux, a retired educational advisor from Montreal, joined our team in 2013 after a “Sails & Whales” cruise. Johanne is coordinating all inputs for the minke whale photo-ID catalog, but she also manages our shop collection. In the framework of our museum project, she is contributing her organizational skills, software knowhow, and her immense educational knowledge.