J. Michael Williamson
(Biographical Information)
Associate Professor of Science, Wheelock College
Director & Creator - WhaleNet
Associate Director - Mingan Island Cetacean Study


  • Presentations

    Unique lectures, presentations, and education professional development workshops are available on various topics and at appropriate levels of knowledge. I have over 30 years experience in education having taught every grade from Grade 1 through Graduate school. I also have over 30 years expereince in field and marine mammmal research with the Mingan Island Cetacean Study and WhaleNet in locations that include The Gulf of St. Lawrence, the Gulf of Maine, Baja and the Sea of Cortes, Western Australia, the Azores, Bermuda, and the coasts of Newfoundland and Labrador.

    The lecture and presentation topics include, but are not limited to: the WhaleNet - Interactive Education Program, "LUCY" - The Inflatable Whale (see below), satellite tagging of whales, seals, dolphins, porpoises, and sea turtles, marine research methods, North Atlantic Right Whales, Blue Whales, Humpback Whales, Marine Science Activities on a Budget, and educational activities for all levels in marine biology and oceanography. Contact me for fee information.

  • School Programs


    School Programs

    The Inflatable Whale

    17m (55ft.) x 2.45m (8 ft.)

    Walk inside a whale

    Lucy can visit your school, church, or organization.

    Experience the size of a whale from the inside.

    See and touch bones, baleen,
    and other artifacts.

    Learn about scientific findings and
    research experiences.

    Cost: $400.00 for the first hour and
    $75.00 per hour thereafter
    plus travel mileage over 60 miles round trip.

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  • Summer Courses and Prodessional Development

    WN Summer courses for undergraduate and graduate students are often available.
    Ecology of the Gulf of Maine: Marine Mammals, Sea Birds & the Marine Environment (information link)

    Contact Information:

    Michael Williamson
    Voice: 978.468.4699
    Email: mwilliamson@wheelock.edu
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