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Course Description

BIO 180B
Tropical Marine Conservation
Spring

This course will focus on the conversation of tropical marine life, including our coral reefs, and the importance of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). A rare opportunity to participate in travel to Roatan and to Scuba Dive with the Roatan Institute of Marine Sciences (RIMS) is included. Students will learn to apply the scientific method and identify corals, fish and other marine life in the classroom. They will learn about environmental impacts such as ocean acidification and how to make wise choices when grocery shopping or eating at restaurants.
2017-18 One time only.

Course Credit:
3

Instructor(s):
Helen Walter and Dana Carrison-Stone

Note(s):
Students will need to learn how to Scuba dive. For students who are not certified a separate class will be offered in the concurrent semester. Some evening and weekend field components will be required. Students must be able to travel internationally, swim and are comfortable in the ocean.
Limit fifteen students.
Open to undergraduates only.

Meets the following Core Curriculum (or Gen Ed requirement(s)):
Meets the following Core Curriculum requirement(s): Community Engagement, Critical Analysis, Scientific Inquiry

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Last Updated: 6/23/17