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TROPICAL MARINE ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION                                             December 2015

Another Fall Come and Gone!

Our fall study abroad semester has come to a close and it was a good one. We hosted 12 remarkable students that all worked hard to gain a lot from our study abroad program. In this issue of our newsletter, you can read about one of the central parts of our study abroad program, the independent research project. You can also read about a snorkeling trip to one of the healthier Elkhorn and Staghorn Coral Reefs in the Caribbean.

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Independent Student Research Feature: Rachel Kahn

Independent Student Research Feature: Rachel Kahn

The independent research course is central to our semester long study abroad programs. During this course, our students conduct their own research project all the way from coming up with a question to presenting their results to the public. One of our Fall 2015 students, Rachel, was kind enough to share her perspectives and findings having completed the course. What …

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Lac Bay and the Future of Acropora Corals

Lac Bay and the Future of Acropora Corals

Each semester at CIEE, we cap things off with a snorkeling trip to the back reef of Lac Bay where there are impressive stands of Staghorn (Acropora cervicornis) and Elkhorn (Acropora palmata) Coral. We save this trip for last because it is a once-in-a-lifetime type opportunity to see dense stands of corals that are now sadly quite rare. Both of …

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