Summer Courses in Marine Science at

Dennis Hanisak Hanisak at HBOI.edu
Wed Apr 16 14:14:14 EST 2003


In collaboration with, and accreditation from, Florida Atlantic
University, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution is launching a 
new
summer program, designed for advanced undergraduate and 
graduate
students.  Harbor Branch's proximity to Indian River Lagoon
facilitates activities such as seining, sieving, snorkeling, and boat
trips, that provide students exposure to a variety of local and
coastal habitats, including seagrass meadows, mangrove forests, salt
marshes, intertidal mudflats, sandy shores, beach communities, and
nearshore reefs.

Summer A (May 12 - June 23, 2003)

BSC 4930/6936  Biological Oceanography (3 credit lecture) -The
distribution, production, and abundance of marine organisms 
(plankton,
benthos, and nekton) in relationship to their environment.

CHM 4933/CHMC6830 Marine Drug Discovery (3 credit lecture and 1 
credit
lab) - An in-depth look into the process of marine natural products
drug discovery, including the interplay of marine biology, cell
biology, microbiology, genomics, natural products chemistry, and
regulatory policy. Field trips and labs complement lectures. 

BSC 4930/6936 Eutrophication in the Marine Environment (3 credit
lecture) - An overview of how nutrients regulate the productivity and
structure of marine ecosystems, with emphasis on anthropogenic
effects.

BSC 4930/6936 Experimental Techniques for Marine Fish (3 credit
lecture and 1 credit lab) - Overview of experimental techniques for
marine fish in captivity, including their chemical and physical
requirements, reproduction, development, nutrition, health, and
energetics. 

Summer B (June 26 - August 8, 2003)

BSC 4930/6936 Global Change and the Marine Environment (3 credit
lecture) - Overview of natural and anthropogenic global changes and
their impacts on marine organisms and marine ecosystems.

BSC 4930/6936 Marine Mammal Biology & Medicine (3 credit lecture) 
-
Overview of marine mammal biology and medicine, including 
behavior,
husbandry, care, diseases, and conservation of marine mammals.

For more details, see 
http://www.hbeducation.org/summerbythesea.html,
or contact:  Division of Marine Education, Harbor Branch Institution,
5600 U. S. 1 North, Fort Pierce, FL 34946; Phone: (772) 4653-2400,
x500; Email: education@ hboi.edu.
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