Summer Course Information

Jill Sunderland Sunderland at
Thu Dec 30 09:20:03 EST 1999

J. Seward Johnson Marine Education and Conference Center at Harbor Branch
Oceanographic Institution announces their Summer Program for 2000.

The following courses are accredited either through Florida Atlantic
University or Florida Institute of Technology.  Scholarships are available
for graduate courses and may be substantial for students from developing
regions.  Internship opportunities (open to US citizens or green card
holders) are also available for undergraduates and graduate students and
provide a modest stipend.

Tuition for FAU undergraduate courses is $75 per credit hour for Florida
residents and $308 per credit hour for out-of-state students and FIT
graduate courses are $598 per credit hour.  For more information and the
program brochure, contact Dr. Sue Cook or Jill Sunderland at HBOI, 5600 US
#1 North, Ft. Pierce, Florida 34946; Tel: (800) 333-4264, ext. 500; FAX
(561) 465-5743; E-mail education at

Undergraduate level courses accredited through Florida Atlantic University

Functional Biology of Marine Invertebrates, May 29 - June 23
	Drs. Clay Cook and Craig Young (HBOI).  Examination of how
invertebrate animals with diverse body plans feed, move, reproduce and deal
with other biological problems.  Lectures complemented by extensive
'hands-on' observations of live animals (primarily marine) and independent
research projects. 5 credits.

Practical Aquaculture Techniques, July 17- August 4
	Leroy Creswell, M.S. and Dr. Megan Davis-Hodgkins (HBOI).  A
comprehensive focus on aquaculture, design principles for recirculating
systems, water quality assessment, clam farming, shrimp farming, finfish
farming and live feeds.  Extensive practical training in hatchery and
grow-out techniques. 4 credits.

Biological Oceanography, July 10 - August 4 
	Physical, chemical and biological processes of the oceans, focusing
on special adaptations for life in the sea and factors controlling
distribution and abundance of marine organisms in pelagic ecosystems.
Emphasis will be on understanding the scales and coupling of biotic and
physical variability in open ocean ecosystems and the history and use of
modern sampling techniques and equipment. 4 credits

Graduate level courses accredited through Florida Institute of Technology

Marine Fish Culture, May 15 - May 26
	Drs. John Tucker, (HBOI) and Blain Kennedy, (Aquatic Veterinarian).
Techniques for spawning and rearing marine finfish.  An overview of egg and
larval characteristics, nutrition, chemical and physical requirements,
diseases, and energetics, with detailed information on representative
cultured finfish, live and formulated foods, and health management. 3

Biology of Sea Turtles, May 15 - May 27
	Dr. Jeanette Wyneken (Florida Atlantic University).  An introduction
to the behavioral, ecological and evolutionary adaptations of these
threatened or endangered animals.  Lecture and labs with field trips to
nesting beaches and Indian River Lagoon. 3 credits.

Global Environmental Problems and Solutions, May 15 - June 2
	Dr. Iver Duedall (Florida Institute of Technology).  Global
environmental issues including climate change, ozone depletion, population
growth and environmental consequences of resource use.  Emphasis on the
ocean. 3 credits.

Ecology and Life History of Fishes in Subtropical Ecosystems, May 22 - June
	Dr. Denis Goulet (HBOI). Field and laboratory experimental studies
of fish ecology and early life histories in freshwater, mangrove and coral
reef ecosystems within the Indian River Lagoon and Florida Keys. 5 credits.

Molecular Studies of Marine Biological Diversity, June 19 - July 2
	Dr. Jose V. Lopez (HBOI).  Laboratory and field studies of intra -
and interspecific genetic variation of selected marine invertebrates.
Studies on tropical mangrove and coral reef habitats in the Indian River
Lagoon and Andros Island, Bahamas will be made in a marine conservation
context and modern molecular techniques applied. 3 credits.

Transport Processes in Marine Environments, July 17 - July 28
	Dr. Ned Smith (HBOI).  An introduction to the transport of dissolved
and suspended material by currents and turbulent mixing.  Emphasis on the
transport of larvae, pollutants, nutrients and suspended sediments in
estuarine and continental shelf waters. 3 credits.

Jill Sunderland
Administrative Assistant
J. Seward Johnson Marine Education
 and Conference Center
5600 US 1 North
Ft. Pierce, FL  34946
phone: 561-465-2400 ext. 506
FAX: 561-465-5743
e-mail sunderland at

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