Oct 30, 2020  
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AQS 314 - Field Collection Methods (Bahamas)


Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Marine Biology elective in the Applied category
This three credit course is organized as a ten day off-campus program offered through the New England Aquarium. Each Spring, the Aquarium organizes a field identification and collecting trip to Cay Sal bank in the Bahamas. For this course, the trip will be timed to coincide with the RWU Spring Break, and one of the RWU Faulty will accompany the students. Up to 15 students can sign up to work alongside Aquarium professionals as the collect and identify reef fish and invertebrates. The trip includes accommodations and up to 5 dives/day abroad the R/V Coral Reef II, meals and beverages, and a dive in the Aquarium’s Giant Ocean Tank. Students will increase their fish identification skills, learn about conservation efforts in the Bahamas, and participate in on-going reef conservation studies.

3 credits
Spring



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