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Welcome to the Department of Ocean Sciences. The Department is located at the Ocean Sciences Centre (OSC) in Logy Bay, which is approximately 15km from the main campus.


Introducing Our New Minors in Oceanography and Sustainable Aquaculture and Fisheries Ecology


Education and training is one of the department’s principal mandates, and is achieved by providing a stimulating, research-intensive environment in which students can develop and thrive. The uniqueness of the department’s resources provides an opportunity for interdisciplinary training in cold ocean research, whether it is related to physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology; biological and chemical oceanography; behavioral and population ecology; or aquaculture and fisheries.

Minor in Oceanography

Minor in Sustainable Aquaculture and Fisheries Ecology





Memorial University researcher invents first genetically modified animal approved as food in the U.S.

Dr. Garth Fletcher

The life’s work of a Memorial University of Newfoundland researcher has taken a long road from an experiment in a laboratory to kitchen tables in the United States.

Dr. Garth Fletcher, head of the Department of Ocean Sciences, along with a former Department of Biochemistry researcher, Dr. Choy Hew, co-invented the technology behind the first genetically modified animal approved as food by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday.


OCSC 4000 Scientific Diving Methods


Are you a certified scuba diver with a passion for marine life? Do you wonder how it feels to dive with the eyes and spirit of a scientist? Would you like to acquire a unique set of skills that will make you highly attractive to employers in government, academia, and marine industry?

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