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TROPICAL MARINE ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION                                                      July 2015

Curaçao, Research, and High School Programs!

by Dr. Patrick Lyons

Lots of happenings at the station to report. Our summer college students went to Curaçao and explored the depths in a submarine. We have a number of research projects underway. Additionally, we have a high school program underway for the first time ever at CIEE Bonaire. You can read about this and more in this newsletter.

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A Trip to Curaçao

A Trip to Curaçao

by. Nicole Sikowitz The students of summer session two recently took a trip to Curaçao. However this trip was no vacation for the students; it was as busy as our program here in Bonaire. As soon as we got to our neighboring island the students could not wait to go for a dive/snorkel! We got to compare the reefs of Bonaire …

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CIEE Bonaire High School Program

CIEE Bonaire High School Program

by, Bud Gillan & Cinde Wirth Imagine you are 17 and standing at the edge of the ocean for the very first time at the Yellow Sub pier. You are wearing a borrowed wetsuit, have a mask on your face and fins in your hands. The ocean looks very big. Maybe a bit scary. The rest of your group walks into …

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Shedding Light on Zooplankton

Shedding Light on Zooplankton

by, Zoe Goezner This summer CIEE interns reopened a previous research project studying the differing densities and diversity of macrozooplankton and meiozooplankton communities attracted to white and ultraviolet radiation in Lac Bai. Interns: Mikaela Montonari and Zoe Goozner constructed and tested three sampling apparati that use a dual sieve system of differing mesh sizes to collect plankton that is attracted …

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Long Term Research at CIEE

Long Term Research at CIEE

by, Michelle Carpenter As an intern at CIEE one of the greatest perks of my job is the opportunity to participate in research projects. One of the projects I have been involved in is looking at the change of benthic composition over time in Bonaire. Benthic means bottom dwelling; so we have been observing changes in the health and diversity …

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