[Coral-List] Sponge Workshop Announcement

David Vaughan dvaughan at mote.org
Mon Mar 27 09:41:04 EST 2006


Mote's Tropical Research Laboratory in the Florida Keys,  announces 
"Ecology and Taxonomy of Marine Sponges", a week-long workshop for 
advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and
marine professionals to be held at Mote's Tropical Research Laboratory, 
Key, Florida, August 12- 20, 2006.

Course Description:
The course includes a background on the general ecology, biology, and 
taxonomy of
tropical marine sponges. Taxonomic training includes the characteristics 
and identification
of the various sponge orders and common taxa of the Florida Keys.  
Through hands-on
ecological and taxonomic experience, participants will develop the 
ability to describe
and identify common sponges living on the shallow coral reefs of the 
Florida Keys.
Daily activities will include morning and afternoon lectures, field and 
lab work, and

Instructor: Shirley Pomponi, Ph.D., Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution

Dates: August 12 - 20, 2006

Location: Mote's Tropical Research Laboratory, Summerland Key, Florida

For a full course description, fees, and application materials,  go to
http://www.mote.org/Keys/sponge_workshop.phtml Application deadline is 
April 30, 2006.  The workshop is limited to 14 participants.

Please forward this to any persons, agencies or institutions who may be 

Thank you for listing.
Dave Vaughan, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Tropical Research Laboratory
Director, Center for Coral Reef Research
Mote Marine Lab, Florida Keys

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