Program Details

Live and work on a real liveaboard research vessel in the Florida Keys. Get hands-on experience and career-focused training in marine science field research skills. Learn from real field scientists and work on real ongoing research projects. This course
Location:
Nassau, Bahamas
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Live and work on a real liveaboard research vessel in the Florida Keys. Get hands-on experience and career-focused training in marine science field research skills. Learn from real field scientists and work on real ongoing research projects. This course is intended for students with a passion for coral reefs and tropical ocean systems. Lectures focus on the ecology and biology of reef-building stony (scleractinian) corals, and the array of plants and animals that call coral reefs home. Students will learn to identify 20 common species of Caribbean coral, as well as many species of fish, sharks, and invertebrates, and will be instructed in and practice many of the basic skills involved in coral monitoring and research. The course will include in-depth instruction on the threats facing corals, and discuss available tools (both scientific and legal) for attempting to conserve remaining Caribbean reefs. For this course, basic SCUBA certifications are recommended as course content includes diving. If you are not SCUBA certified, please plan to take a certification course beforehand, or contact us before booking.

Live and work on a real liveaboard research vessel in the Florida Keys. Get hands-on experience and career-focused training in marine science field research skills. Learn from real field scientists and work on real ongoing research projects. This course is intended for students with a passion for coral reefs and tropical ocean systems. Lectures focus on the ecology and biology of reef-building stony (scleractinian) corals, and the array of plants and animals that call coral reefs home. Students will learn to identify 20 common species of Caribbean coral, as well as many species of fish, sharks, and invertebrates, and will be instructed in and practice many of the basic skills involved in coral monitoring and research. The course will include in-depth instruction on the threats facing corals, and discuss available tools (both scientific and legal) for attempting to conserve remaining Caribbean reefs. For this course, basic SCUBA certifications are recommended as course content includes diving. If you are not SCUBA certified, please plan to take a certification course beforehand, or contact us before booking.

Setting Description:
The Bahamas is home to some of the most spectacular and biodiverse reef ecosystems in the world. The liveaboard research vessel allows students in this program to dive, research, and help conserve coral reef habitats that would be otherwise nearly impossible to access.
Cost:
Price: $2200 per person ? Includes: All field research activities, transportation once participants arrive in Miami, and all housing and food costs (except for one "dinner out" at a local restaurant).

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