Coral Reef Ecology: June 21-27, 2014

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NCLC 498/BIOL 440: Coral Reef Ecology
(3 credits)
June 21-27, 2014
Instructor: Mike Henley

This exciting course will explore the fragile ecology of the Bahamian coral reefs and the important environmental role they play. Learn to identify reef-building stony corals and other marine invertebrates using underwarter transect surveys to measure and evaluate coral reef health, all the while living aboard a 65' sailboat in the Exumas Land and Sea Park.  

Total course fee is $2,600 and includes round-trip airfare from Washington, DC to Nassau, Bahamas, boat charter and all meals.  Trip cost does not include dive rental equipment and incidentals.

Classroom sessions will be held on the Fairfax Campus during the following dates June 9th, 12th, 13th, 16th, 18th, 19th & 20th in room 418 Enterprise Hall.

A current basic open-water SCUBA certification is strongly recommended.

Space is limited! To reserve a spot in this course complete the appropriate forms and return to FS. A $500 non-refundable deposit can be paid either by personal check (made payable to "George Mason University") or cash to the Field Studies office at 433 Enterprise Hall.

For information about course academics contact Mike Henley.  For Information about registration and payment please contact Greg Justice or call 703-993-1740 Monday through Friday 9am to 4:30pm.