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Laurie Johnson lhj1 at
Fri Jan 14 10:21:08 EST 2000

The Shoals Marine Laboratory is offering the following course:

<bold><bigger>Tropical Marine Science and Research in Biology

</bigger></bold>BIOSM 418 and BIOSM 499 (credit from Cornell

(This course takes place in Akumal, Mexico)

Twelve semester credits.  June 3-July 29.  Prerequisites:  Recognized

certification, a medical examination, one full year of college level

biology.  Daily discussions and field work.  Total cost $5,200.

(Approximate cost, does not include airfare or meals).  A course

for students interested in learning about coral reef ecology and

conservation in an environment where these topics are of immediate

Students will spend eight weeks in Akumal, Mexico, a small resort town

located about 60 miles south of Cancun on the Caribbean coast of the

Yucatan Peninsula.  Housing will be provided by the Centro Ecologico

Akumal, a local organization dedicated to the sustainable development

Akumal and the protection of its coral reefs.  The first two weeks will

spent studying basic coral reef ecology and learning the benthic fauna

the local reefs.  During the following five weeks, students will

participate in a reef monitoring project that will aid in the

of a marine park in Akumal.  Each student is required to design and

implement an independent research project, produce a written report of

their findings and present their results during the final week of the


For more information and an application, please contact:

Laurie Johnson

Admissions Officer

Shoals Marine Laboratory                

Cornell University

G-14 Stimson Hall

Ithaca, NY  14853

(607) 255-0743

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