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Tyler is stalling. His training session is over, but he’s hanging on. His shiny, mottled head pokes above water, and his dark eyes size up the teaching assistant who has been trying to lure him from the tank. Then he turns and dives, curling away with a flick of his tail. As a harp seal who has lived at Memorial’s Ocean Sciences Centre (OSC) in Logy Bay since he was a white coat, Tyler knows that every training exercise includes tasty morsels of herring. “If he thinks there’s a chance that the training will continue, and a chance for more fish, he won’t leave the tank,” explained Daryl Jones, the OSC’s aquarist and supervisor of the seal facility.

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Harlow Campus is used by both professional schools and academic departments to offer programs. The campus is also available as a base for faculty members and graduate students conducting research or further study in the UK.

Memorial University's Department of Biology offers undergraduate courses at Harlow each Spring semester. BIOL 4910 (Vertebrate Diversity and Adaptation) and BIOL 4911 (Applied Biology) and a new Non-Major Course BIOL 3820 (Foundations of Biology) will be offered at Harlow spanning the month of May. The above links will bring you to a video on what the course will entail.


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OCSC-4000 Scientific Diving Methods 8 to 20 June 2015, St. John’s (NL)