An international university course in marine mammal biology is being taught for the first time at the University of Iceland Research and Science Center at Húsavík, northeast Iceland, often referred to as Iceland’s capital of whale watching.
Fourteen university students from Britain, the United States, Germany, India and Iceland are enrolled in the course, most of whom are master students, Morgunbladid reports.
In the first phase of the course, which is ongoing, the students are collecting data on whales and dolphins in Skjálfandi bay onboard boats belonging to Nordursigling whale watching company.
The students are also following the whales’ movements from the Húsavík lighthouse.
The course is taught in cooperation with the St. Andrews University in Scotland.