Shane Gero's favourite moment at Dalhousie didn't happen in a classroom; in fact, it didn't happen on campus at all. While conducting underwater research, he found himself face-to-face with a sperm whale mother and baby.
An award-winning marine biologist, Shane (BSc Marine Biology 2003, MSc Biology 2006) not only studies whales and dolphins, but is adding to the world's knowledge through cutting-edge research.
"Dalhousie provided me with hands-on opportunities to work with whales and dolphins that I wouldn't get anywhere else," he says, adding that his research has taken him from just off the coast of Nova Scotia, to the Sargasso Sea (off the coast of North Carolina), and to Dominica in the West Indies.
Shane Gero graduated with a MSc (Biology) in 2006. In the summer of 2006, he worked as part of the scientific crew on the Northern Bottlenose Whale Study.