Coral Reef Ecology of The Bahamas (May 28 - June 3, 2016)

Coral Reef Ecology of The Bahamas (May 28 - June 3, 2016) Image

NCLC 498
BIOL 440
EVPP 490 / 505
3 credits
May 28 - June 3, 2016
Instructor: Tom Wood

Coral reefs are beautiful ecosystems, harboring tremendous biodiversity and providing a cultural and economic foundation for many tropical countries. They provide insight about the health of our oceans and the consequences of climate change. Join us for an opportunity to learn through exploring reefs and mangroves in the Exuma Land and Sea Park. Learn the basics about the formation of reefs, the coral, fish and invertebrate species that live there. This popular course helps you understand the current status of reef ecosystems.

During this 7 day course students will live and scuba dive from a 65ft. Sloop and sail the crystal clear waters of the Exuma Sound. This is an excellent trip for both experienced or new divers interested in learning more about the fragile ecology of these ephemeral island reef systems. For information about becoming scuba certified while on this trip, contact Greg Justice

Course fees are $2,250.00 and include charter fees, meals while on the boat and round trip transportation from Nassau airport. Fee does not include round trip airfare to Nassau.

Space is limited! To reserve a spot in this course, a $500 non-refundable deposit is required and 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 the course and itinerary, contact Tom Wood at

For questions about course enrollment, please contact Greg Justice at or 703-993-1740 Monday - Wednesday and Friday 9:30 to 4:30pm.

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