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TROPICAL MARINE ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION                                                    November 2016

Fall semester wraps up!

The month of November comes to an end and so does the semester. This was a hectic month as students are finishing independent research but we still had time for a Thanksgiving dinner! Below you can read more about what are students have been up to this month and also the top ten ways to keep your dive safety officer happy!

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Student Research Highlight

By Nakayla Lestina What question(s) does your research address?  My research project investigated how habitat structure and topographic complexity influences fish and invertebrate species diversity and abundance. The project also explored how the cover of algae communities influenced habitat structure and topographic complexity. It is important to understand the relationship among habitat structure, topographic complexity, fish, and invertebrate communities because …

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How to keep your DSO happy

How to keep your DSO happy

By Astrid Verstappen Some of you might already have secured research diver positions, but many might (soon) be in-between institutions right now. Here’s ten tips to start off and stay on the right foot with your new DSO. Don’t make us chase you for dive plans, logs and other required paperwork. Don’t leave a tank standing where it can fall. …

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Friendsgiving Celebration

Friendsgiving Celebration

By Franziska Elmer What do you get if you cross a turkey with an octopus? Enough drum sticks to feed CIEE and their friends!   On the 24th of November the students and staff from CIEE celebrated Thanksgiving together with Gibi and his family and the two STINAPA interns that live at CIEE. For some it was their first Thanksgiving …

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