Marine Biodiversity Field Programs

This field course will provide you with an opportunity to make direct observations of many ecological processes which regularly occur on Caribbean coral reefs. We will visit various marine habitats found along the coast of Puerto Rico. A variety of survey techniques will be utilized to census the fish communities in these areas, with an emphasis on the most common and economically important Caribbean fish species. These will include visual surveys while snorkeling, as well as beach seining and traps. We will make comparisons between marine reserves and habitats open to fishing, as well as artificial reefs and natural reefs. Discussions will include the various impacts on fish populations, as well as conservation and restoration techniques currently being utilized and the value of artificial reef deployments and establishment of marine protected areas.

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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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Maximum number of students for this session = 8