[Coral-List] Sponge Ecology and Taxonomy Course

David Vaughan dvaughan at mote.org
Tue Feb 27 15:57:06 EST 2007

The course "*Ecology and Taxonomy of Marine Sponges*" will be offered 
again this summer at Mote Marine Laboratory's Tropical Research 
Laboratory on Summerland Key, Florida.  This 7 day course is for 
professional scientists and graduate students, and will introduce 
participants to the general ecology, biology, and taxonomy of tropical 
marine sponges.  The course will mix lectures, labs, and field work to 
provide a foundation for identification and study of reef sponges, and 
taxonomic training will include the characteristics and identification 
of the various sponge orders and common taxa of the Florida Keys.

_Dates_: August 19-26, 2007

_Instructor_:  Shirley Pomponi, PhD. (Harbor Branch Oceanographic 

_ Course Fee_:  $850.00 includes all costs, including course materials, 
meals, and housing.

For more information about the course and to download an application, go 
to http://www.mote.org/Keys/sponge_workshop.phtml .  This course is 
limited to 14 participants. 

Course applications are due to Mote Marine Laboratory by April 13, 
2007.  For more information, contact Dr. Dan Gallagher 
(dgallagher at mote.org <mailto:dgallagher at mote.org>).

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