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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:
Miami, United States
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 ideal for students looking to cover a wide breadth of topics and ecosystems in a short amount of time. It includes visits to mangrove and seagrass habitats, lectures on coral reef biology and ecology (including reef snorkels), instruction on tropical fish ecology and biology, including training in fish identification, and a hands-on shark tagging trip. Each day of the course offers a combination of lectures on ecology, hands-on training, and participation in field data collection for on going research projects being conducted in collaboration with area scientists.

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 ideal for students looking to cover a wide breadth of topics and ecosystems in a short amount of time. It includes visits to mangrove and seagrass habitats, lectures on coral reef biology and ecology (including reef snorkels), instruction on tropical fish ecology and biology, including training in fish identification, and a hands-on shark tagging trip. Each day of the course offers a combination of lectures on ecology, hands-on training, and participation in field data collection for on going research projects being conducted in collaboration with area scientists.

Setting Description:
The Florida Keys are home to some of the most biodiverse marine ecosystems in the world. Snorkel and dive in crystal clear water. Collect data in mangrove habitat that serves as nursery grounds for juvenile fish, birds, and sharks. Survey rich coral reefs and help restore coral species.
Cost:
Price: $2000 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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