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TROPICAL MARINE ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION                                               September 2016

Fall Semester 2016 Begins!

The fall semester has started and the students are excited arrive on Bonaire! This edition of the CIEE Research Station Bonaire newsletter brings you a run down of our new students and new staff members. Also within this volume you get to read a summary of the year-long box jellyfish project.

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Fall 2016 Semester Student Arrival

Fall 2016 Semester Student Arrival

By Fadilah Ali The Fall 2016 students have been at CIEE for almost a month now and have made Bonaire their new home. All hailing from the United States, our students are representing a diverse range of schools such as Arizona State University, California Lutheran University, Colorado State University, Harvard University, Occidental College, Pacific Lutheran University, University of Colorado Boulder, …

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New Semester, New Faces!

New Semester, New Faces!

By Kelly Hannan CIEE Boniare has welcomed many new staff members for the Fall 2016 semester and we are excited to introduce them to you, along with their favorite sea creatures in parentheses! Top L-R: Martijn Koot (narwhal), Amy Wilde (queen conch), Instructor Franziska Elmer (nudibranch), Instructor Fadilah Ali (lionfish), Emily Dawson (triggerfish), Nikki Jackson (trunkfish), Instructor Kelly Hannan (eagle …

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Project Round-up: Box Jellyfish

Project Round-up: Box Jellyfish

By Austin Lin A year ago, during the beginning of October in 2015, CIEE started the box jellyfish project looking into the reproduction and ecology of Alatina alata. This pan-global species is known to inhabit fringing reef islands with deep water drop offs, which includes Bonaire, Hawaii, Australia, and Puerto Rico. On Bonaire, their swarming happens 8 to 10 days …

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