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Living at the Bonne Bay Aquarium & Research Station


Living at the Bonne Bay Marine Station

Residence and Meals

  • Fees are paid at the station at the beginning of each course. Pay by cash, VISA, Master Card, debit card or by a cheque made payable to "Bonne Bay Aquarium & Research Station".
  • Students are not obligated to stay in residence but still pay a $50.00 bench fee per course.
  • You can indicate roommate preferences once registered.
  • Let us know of any food allergies or dietary needs EARLY, we can usually accommodate given some notice.


  • Arrive on Wednesday evening after 5 p.m. (rooms are not available prior to this time).
  • DRL coachlines and the various airlines that operate in NL go to Deer Lake.
  • Students are expected to carpool or otherwise find their own way to the Station.
  • Students will receive an email via their Memorial University accounts prior to the course with a list of students registered on the same course.
  • Deer Lake taxi at (709) 635-2521 or Pittman’s Taxi in Norris Point (458-2486) need to be booked at least 24hrs in advance of arrival.

Computing and Communications

  • Computer or laptop strongly recommended - common use computers are limited.
  • Students coming from other universities must be set up with EDUROAM before arrival.
  • Memorial wireless accounts should connect automatically. Ensure that you know your current login/password information to facilitate the transition.
  • Your wireless account must be set up in St. John’s or Corner Brook in advance - we cannot do that for you.

What to bring

  • Warm clothes for earlier courses, sweaters, hats, mitts etc.
  • Rain gear and tall rubber boots.
  • Comfortable walking footwear.
  • Extra towels (optional; one towel provided per student).
  • Extra bedding (optional; bed linens and one pillow provided).
  • Toiletries including soap.
  • Alarm clock (if you need it).
  • Pens, notebooks, computer paper, calculator etc.
  • Waterproof field notebook (can be bought at station).
  • Laptop or computer (strongly recommended).
  • Sunscreen – you can burn even when it is cold or foggy out!
  • Floater suits or life vests (provided; but bring your own if you have one).
  • Reusable water bottle/no spill mug with lid.
  • Fly repellant (you might appreciate this).

Bonne Bay Aquarium & Research Station

Bonne Bay Aquarium & Research Station
1 Clarke's Rd., P.O. Box 69, Norris Point, Newfoundland
A0K 3V0, Canada

Office: (709) 458-2550
Phone: (709) 458-2550
Email: jmpayne@grenfell.mun.ca,bonnebaymanager@mun.ca

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