[Coral-List] Course Deadline Approaching!

McCarty and Peters McCarty_and_Peters at compuserve.com
Tue Mar 2 20:59:18 EST 2004

March 26, 2004, is the deadline for receipt of applications for the
advanced course

Diseases of Corals and Other Reef Organisms
10-18 July, 2004
Mote Marine Laboratory's Center for Tropical Research
Instructors:  Esther C. Peters, Ph.D., Tetra Tech, Inc.
              Robert Jonas, Ph.D., George Mason University 

The course is open to professionals, graduate students, and advanced
undergraduates interested in learning about reef pathobiology and gaining
experience with relevant field and laboratory techniques.

The announcement and application can be accessed at:


SCUBA certification is required for diving; however, snorkeling is fine.
Mote is an Organizational Member of AAUS, and all divers must meet Mote
Marine  Laboratory’s standards for "Temporary Diver" clearance.  If you are
interested in obtaining advanced diver certification training during and
immediately after the course (additional charge), please contact Dr. Peters
(epeters2 at gmu.edu).

Mote Marine Laboratory does not offer credit, however, it may be possible
to arrange credit through your home institution for directed studies,
research courses, etc. Consult your faculty advisor. It is also possible to
obtain 3 credit hours from George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. For
information on credit requirements, contact Dr. Peters and contact Dr.
Jonas (rjonas at gmu.edu) concerning registration procedures and tuition fees.

Costs: The course fee of $1,260.00 US includes all course materials,
accommodations, meals (dinner, 7/10 through breakfast on 7/18), SCUBA costs
and weights. Participants should provide mask, snorkel, fins, regulator,
BCD and weight belt (rentals can be arranged if required).  

26 March, 2004  - Application receipt deadline 
16 April,   2004   - Email notification of acceptance and packets mailed
7 May,     2004   - Deposit ($300.00) receipt date 
11 June,   2004   - Last day to withdraw with deposit refund 
                         - Balance and dive forms due 
10 July,    2004   - Course starts 

Send information requests to: 

Mote Marine Laboratory        email:  trl-info at mote.org       
Tropical Research Lab         Phone:  (305) 745-2729 
24244 Overseas Highway        FAX:    (305) 745-2730 
Summerland Key , FL 33042

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