Marine Biodiversity Field Programs

The Caribbean archipelago of the Turks and Caicos Islands is an area known for at least three species of sea turtles. You will participate in sea turtle ecology field studies as MCERC partners with the Department of Environmental and Coastal Resources to collect data on green, hawksbill, and loggerhead sea turtles. Activities vary by season and include walking beaches on remote cays searching for nests for study. You will snorkel in search of sea turtles and learn to conduct health assessments, and habitat surveys in the waters around some of the smallest and least studied areas in their known range under the guidance of experienced marine biologists.

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Dates: To be announced. Enrollment opens when dates are announced.

Program fee: To be announced with week-long session open enrollment.

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Important! Do not purchase air travel until you are notified the course has met minimum enrollment.

Maximum number of students for this session = 8 


Keywords: green sea turtles, hawksbills, loggerhead, sponges, corals, conch, reefs, ecology, marine biology