MARB 340: Tropical Marine Ecology

4 credits June 2018

Study Abroad course satisfying Int. & Cult. Div. and Upper Tier MARB elective requirements. Consists of a 14-day dive-oriented field experience in coral reef, mangrove, sea grass, cave and other tropical marine ecosystems. Special emphasis will be placed on biodiversity, ecology and conservation issues specific to the Caribbean coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.

Prerequisites: Intro. Biology, Scuba Certification (Scientific Diver certification preferred) or approval of instructor.

Field trip fee: $2200 (PLUS TUITION) covers airfare and all living and transportation costs while in Mexico. Space in the course is limited and students who make an $850 deposit starting January 16 will be given preference.

Tentative Schedule: course work in Galveston: Wed. June 13 – Mon. June 18; field work at Akumal, Mexico: Tues. June 19 – Tues. July 3.

Sign up now with Rachel Ball
at the TAMU-Galveston Dept. of Marine Biology,
(409) 740-4531; E-mail:


For more information, contact:

Thomas M. Iliffe

Dr. Thomas Iliffe

Professor of Marine Biology
Phone: (409) 740-4454
Bld# 3029, Office 251