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TROPICAL MARINE ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION                                                   January 2017

Celebrating a new year at CIEE Bonaire!

Our current team of instructors, interns, staff and January Term (J-Term) students gathered to watch New Year's fireworks over Kralendijk and kick off a new year of research diving, ocean conservation, and marine science education.

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Happy New Year from CIEE, Spring 2017

Happy New Year from CIEE, Spring 2017

By: Maddie Emms, Intern

It has been a busy start to January, with CIEE welcoming one new faculty member, three new interns and ten new students to the station, along with two other visiting schools – Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Rhode Island. Our newest Instructor, Zac Kohl, has kicked off J-term co-teaching the Marine Ecology and Field Research Methods course …

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UNDERWATER RELAY RACE

Underwater Relay Race

By: SJ Byce, Intern Coordinator

On your mark, get set, GO!! This race had no announcer to call out commands. Instead, our Dive Safety Officer completed a series of silent, but enthusiastic underwater hand motions, which all participants interpreted to mean go and our race was off. This underwater relay race was really a test of buoyancy control, an essential …

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A CIEE First: Students Present Their Research in a Panel Discussion

A CIEE First: Students Present Their Research in a Panel Discussion

By: Dr. Franziska Elmer, Instructor

On their last day of class our J term students had the chance to show what they learned in Marine Ecology Field Research Methods class to the CIEE staff and Walt, who drove them on several field trips during their stay. The students presented us the results from the coral monitoring they did using the AGRRA protocol (Atlantic Gulf Rapid …

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