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The Huntsman Marine Science Centre

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The video opens with a black and white photograph of a building that made up the Huntsman Marine Science Centre from the late 1960s. Text on the photo reads: Photo credit: Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

The Huntsman was founded in 1969.

Shot of Dr. Jamey A. Smith talking, Executive Director of the Huntsman Marine Science Centre. The video cuts to a black and white photograph of building with a sign that reads “Anderson House”. Cut to black and white photograph of a man in a white lab coat pointing to various diagrams of marine life in a classroom-like setting. Cut to a black and white photograph of a woman in a white lab coat showing a small group of adults and children the aquarium. Cut to a black and white photograph of a group of children and adults looking at seals in a small aquarium.

It was originally envisioned to be a consortium of universities where researchers could come and do research projects and provide a few courses for their students.

An outdoor pan shot of the Huntsman Marine Science Centre Aquarium and Sealab.

We’ve changed tremendously since 1969.

An outdoor pan shot of the Fundy Discovery Aquarium doors. The video cuts to a colour photograph of young adults wearing rubber boots with white buckets looking through seaweed along a beach.

We have two main lines of business here at the Huntsman today. One is the education and outreach group.

A male researcher works at a microscope. The video cuts to a close-up shot of the researcher using tweezers to move around the components in the petri dish.

Our second main line of business is referred to as research and applied sciences.

The video shows tubes going into plastic containers with water and bubbles. The shot zooms in to show a female researcher in a white lab coat placing something from a white tank into a petri dish with tweezers. The next shot shows the same researcher placing small creatures into a white vial.

Our research accounts for over 50% of the revenues for the Huntsman on an annual basis. Right now we have somewhere up to 20 to 25 different research projects going on here at one time.

An outdoor shot of the Fundy Discovery Aquarium, showing the ocean in the background. The video cuts to a shot of a tour guide showing a woman around inside the aquarium, looking at various types of fish and seals swimming around in large tanks of water.

Our new Fundy Discovery Aquarium was opened in 2011 as one of the key pieces of tourism infrastructure in this area.

An outdoor shot shows two staff members feeding seals with a group of adults and children watching.

We had almost 40,000 people visit the Huntsman last year.

The video cuts to a shot of Dr. Jamey Smith speaking on camera before cutting to a shot of a male researcher using a net to retrieve a fish from a large tank of water. He places the fish into a smaller tank in order to examine it. A female researcher wearing a headset examines the fish. The male researcher uses an ultrasound wand to scan the fish. The ultrasound image appears on a small monitor.

There are a number of very strategic investments that ACOA has made into the Huntsman. It’s really been able to expand our services and the level of expertise that we can bring to projects.

A female researcher takes a lobster out of a large tank of water. She flips the lobster onto its back to show the eggs underneath. She places the lobster back into the tank. The video cuts to a show of the tour guide and the woman at the aquarium looking at a circular tank of salmon.

Right now we employ about 50 full-time people and we have an annual payroll of around $2.2 million.

The video cuts to an outdoor shot of the aquarium, overlooking the ocean in St. Andrews. Cut to a street shot from the town of St. Andrews, with small shops and boutiques, cars and people lining the street. Cut to a shot of a small wharf and homes, overlooking the ocean.
 
We’ve grown to be a tremendous asset to the community of St. Andrews and indeed to the southwest New Brunswick region and all the Atlantic provinces.
 
The ACOA logo appears on screen, followed by the Canada wordmark.