Tropical Marine Biology Field Course - Puerto Rico Tropical Marine Biology Field Trip to Coral reefs, Seagrass meadows and Mangrove Forests of the Caribbean
- Level 3 Module: Puerto Rico
- BIO 327 Tropical marine ecology field course - 20 credit module
- January 10th to January 24th (approx. dates) - Magueyes Island Marine Field Station, Puerto Rico
- Prerequisite - BIO 330 Tropical marine ecology and conservation
- Key competencies required by departure – swimming, snorkelling and duck diving
- Opportunity for experienced and well qualified SCUBA divers to learn underwater research skills
- Cost = £1800 (£300 university bursary – student pays £1500)
Ever wanted to snorkel on incredible Caribbean coral reefs, experience the world-famous bioluminescent bay, be lucky enough to see a Manatee in the wild or come face to face with a Barracuda? This field course provides those, and many more amazing opportunities. Run on the beautiful Magueyes Island, this field course presents a fantastic opportunity to study marine ecology in a unique and exciting environment and at the same time live on a paradise island overrun with Iguanas.
The island is surrounded by coral reefs, mangroves and lush seagrass. Manatees and Dolphins are commonly sighted and some years students have even snorkelled with the Manatees.
During thirteen days in the field, you will have the opportunity to snorkel coral reefs, seagrass meadows and mangroves, get involved with international monitoring projects, run independent group research projects and utilise the excellent facilities of the University of Puerto Rico marine field station.