[Coral-List] Sea Turtle Course

Dennis Hanisak Hanisak at HBOI.edu
Thu Apr 6 07:21:40 EDT 2006

Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation (3 credits) - May 15-27, 2006)

This intensive course at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution in Fort
Pierce, Florida, gives students up-to-date exposure the breadth of sea
turtle biology and integrates biology into conservation contexts.  Dr.
Jeanette Wyneken designed and leads this upper-level lecture and field
course, which provides students with classroom and field experiences.
Coverage includes anatomy, physiology, ecology, behavior, health and
conservation.  The course draws readings from Biology of Sea Turtles and
key papers from the primary literature.  Guest lectures by several other
leading researchers (Drs. Thane Wibbels, Llew Ehrhart, Michael Salmon
and Sarah Milton) provide students with in depth topical coverage.
Students have the opportunity to explore areas of particular interest
during the course.  


Students may take the course with or without University credit.  Those
wishing to get University level credit may do through Florida Institute
of Technology or by special arrangement through their home institution. 


Harbor Branch is internationally known for its ship and submersible
operations and research in marine science, biomedical marine research,
aquaculture, and ocean engineering.  Harbor Branch is located next to
some of the most important sea turtle nesting and feeding grounds in the
country.  The campus borders Indian River Lagoon, the estuary with the
highest diversity in the United States.


More information can be found at:
http://www.hboi.edu/marineed/fitsummer.html, or by contacting Ms. Jill
Sunderland (sunderland at hboi.edu, 772-465-2400, ext. 506).

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