Marilyn Thorne, aquatic science technician

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Aquatic Science Technician

An aquatic science technician at the Maurice-Lamontagne Institute since 2004, Marilyn has specialized in taxonomy over the years. From 2008 to present, she has participated in numerous works carried out in the St. Lawrence Estuary. This work aims to describe and quantify benthic habitats by direct observation using optical imaging techniques. It works with a benthic imaging system developed at the Maurice Lamontagne Institute and adapted to the particular conditions of the Lower Estuary. Over the years, this work has made it possible to compile a seabed photo and video bank that is unique in Quebec. Since 2017, her work has been dedicated to marine protected areas and their monitoring.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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An aquatic science technician at the Maurice-Lamontagne Institute since 2004, Marilyn has specialized in taxonomy over the years. From 2008 to present, she has participated in numerous works carried out in the St. Lawrence Estuary. This work aims to describe and quantify benthic habitats by direct observation using optical imaging techniques. It works with a benthic imaging system developed at the Maurice Lamontagne Institute and adapted to the particular conditions of the Lower Estuary. Over the years, this work has made it possible to compile a seabed photo and video bank that is unique in Quebec. Since 2017, her work has been dedicated to marine protected areas and their monitoring.