Bonne Bay Field Station

We have the capability to host researchers and university classes from any institution, and from any discipline, not just marine biology. If you would like to come and visit with your group/class, please get in touch with

Beach Seining

The Station is surrounded by Gros Morne National Park which is world-renowned for its geology and terrestrial ecology. Our site was chosen because of the realization that the East Arm is a deep fjord which has been isolated from the Gulf of St. Lawrence since the last ice age. There is a shallow sill in the "tickle" outside of our buildings in which the water depth is such that the relict arctic marine flora and fauna are preserved in the cold waters of the fjord, right next to the expected biotas of the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Our aquarium is fed by two water lines. One is a deep water source ranging between -2 degrees Celsius in the winter and 4 degrees Celsius in the summer, enabling us to comfortably keep some of the deeper water organisms in the aquarium. The second water line is a shallow water source that gets up to between 17 and 20 degrees Celsius by the end of the summer, which is ideal for our Gulf of St. Lawrence biota.


Bonne Bay Marine Station and Aquarium

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000