Objectives

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Objectives

Tropical Marine Ecology

A Marine Biology Summer Course to be offered on

the Caribbean coast of the Yucatan Peninsula

Instructor:

Dr. Tom Iliffe


Objectives: This course provides

for a field-oriented experience in

coral reef, mangrove, sea grass,

cave and other tropical marine

ecosystems. Special emphasis will

be placed on biodiversity, ecology

and conservation issues specific to

the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico.


Half Moon Bay,

Akumal


Tropical Marine Ecology - 2002


La Mirage, Half Moon Bay


La Mirage, Half Moon Bay


Sea Turtles


Coral Reefs


Mangroves


Cenotes


Mayan Ruins


Galveston activities:

• Pool and open water checkout

• Aerobic PT

• Rainforest flora at Rainforest Pyramid

• Fish ID and survey at Moody Aquarium

• Yucatan introduction

• Coral reef ecology

• Sea grass

• Sea turtles

• Tropical fish and fisheries

• Mangroves

• Cenote and cave biology


Yucatan activities:

• Night snorkeling and reef dives

• Jungle hikes

• Rocky shore zonation

• Coral and fish transects

• Cavern dives

• Mangrove zonation and ecology

• Conservation issues

• Sea turtle nesting observations

• Sea grass ecology

• Trips to Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza and

Tulum

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