Reef-related short courses at HBOI

Sue Cook scook at
Tue Jan 5 12:30:27 EST 1999

Summer courses on reef-related topics at Harbor Branch Oceanographic

In 1999, several reef-related short courses will be offered by the J. Seward
Johnson Marine Education Center of Harbor Branch:

Biology of Sea Turtles, May 10 - May 22.  Dr. Jeanette Wyneken, Florida
Atlantic University,.  An introduction to behavioral, ecological and
evolutionary adaptations.

Biology of Tropical Marine Plants, May 17 - June 8.  Dr. Dennis Hanisak,
HBOI.  Biology of marine plants and the roles they play in tropical and
sub-tropical habitats (including coral reefs).  Field work in the Florida

Molecular Studies of Marine Biodiversity, May 24 - June 4.  Joint course
with George Mason University.  Dr. Jose Lopez, HBOI.  Course includes 3 days
at HBOI and 9 days at the Andros Field Station in the Bahamas.  Laboratory
and field studies of intra - and interspecific genetic variation of selected
marine invertebrates.  Focus on tropical mangrove and coral reef habitats in
the Indian River Lagoon and Andros Island, Bahamas.

Functional Biology of Invertebrates, June 9 - July 2.  Dr. Clay Cook, Dr.
Craig Young, HBOI. The functional, morphology, physiology, behavior, and
reproduction of invertebrates, as illustrated by the marine fauna of
Florida.  Field work in reef environments in the Florida Keys.

For a complete list of HBOI's 1999 courses, see our website (

All courses are accredited either through the Florida Institute of
Technology or George Mason University.  Scholarships are available for most
courses and may be substantial (30-70% of course cost for well qualified
students).  For more information, contact Dr. Sue Cook (scook at or
Jill Sunderland at HBOI, 5600 US #1 North, Ft. Pierce, Florida 34946; phone
(800) 333-4264, ext. 500; FAX (561) 465-5743; e-mail (education at

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