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TROPICAL MARINE ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION                                                      June 2015

It's hot in Bonaire!

by Dr. Patrick Lyons

This summer we’re busier than ever at CIEE Research Station Bonaire. We’re running a 4-week SCUBA/research methods program, a 4-week ecology/conservation program, an 8-week intensive research program, two 3-week high school programs, and a 3-week program on sharks with the Junior Rangers. On top of this, the academic staff travelled to Curaçao to attend the biannual meeting of the Association of the Marine Labs of the Caribbean. Several staff presented their research, which was well received! Needless to say, the staff of CIEE are excited about all the cool education, research, and outreach happening and we hope you enjoy reading about it in this newsletter.

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Upcoming Public Lecture at CIEE on Sharks

We're very happy to announce a upcoming public lecture that will be co-hosted by CIEE Bonaire and STINAPA. The lecture will be given by Angelo Villagomez who works for the Pew Trust as a manager of their global shark conservation campaign and will take place at our location on Kaya Gob. Debrot 26 from 1900-2000 on Thursday 25-June. Angelo will be speaking about "Bonaire Sharks: Making …

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Lots of Public Talks at CIEE Bonaire

by: Serena Hackerott CIEE Bonaire has recently hosted a number of influential scientists at our public presentation series. Jennifer and Dr. Allen Collins visited us from the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Jennifer introduced the audience to the various science education opportunities and resources available at the Smithsonian. Allen spoke about his research on medusozoan cnidarians, also known as jellyfish. …

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Summer Interns

We have a wonderful new batch of interns helping us with the array of education programs and research we are conducting at CIEE Bonaire this summer. Zoe Goozner Zoe is a CIEE alum and currently a research intern. She hails from Tokyo, Washington DC, and Chicago, yet has fallen head over heels in love with the tropical ocean life of …

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CIEE Bonaire Staff to AMLC Meeting in Curaçao

by. Dr. Patrick Lyons From May 18 through 22, the Association of Marine Labs of the Caribbean (AMLC) held their biannual scientific conference in Curaçao. The meeting hosted scientists from various countries surrounding the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and tropical western Atlantic and hosted a number of posters, talks, and special plenary talks. The theme of the conference was Marine …

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