Tropical Marine Ecology
Marine Biology Course
Undergraduate (MARB 340)- 4 credit hours
Graduate (MARB 656)- 3 credit hours
2013 Course Schedule:
July 10th- July 15th: Preliminary study in Galveston
July 16th - July 30th: 2 week field work in Akumal, Mexico
For additional information, please contact:
Dr. Thomas Iliffe, Professor of Marine Biology
Texas A&M University at Galveston
Phone: (409) 740-4454
Discover the wonders of coral reefs, mangrove islands, sea grass beds, caves, and exotic tropical marine ecosystems through scientific field study with Dr. Thomas Iliffe, Professor of Marine Biology.
Earn college credit and gain valuable research experience.
Increase your diving expertise and learn about biodiversity, ecology, and conservation issues specific to the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico.
Learn More About...
Tropical Marine Ecology is a 14 day field course to be held on the Caribbean coast of the Yucatan Peninsula conducted from July 16th to 30th, 2013. This field-oriented experience in lush, tropical ecosystems emphasizes biological conservation and ecology issues for this tourist destination of Mexico.
A week-long preliminary course (from July 10th-July 15th) in Galveston will prepare students for the field lab and international journey.
It is important to have training and previous experience to stay safe and get the most of the Tropical Marine Ecology course. Introductory biology and open water SCUBA certification are required to join. Scientific diver certification is recommended. For any issues, please contact Dr. Iliffe for questions or approval for alternative cases.
Registration and Costs:
Course availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact Rachel Ball ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) 740-4531Our goal is to keep costs low for students and maximize time in the field.
For prospective TAMUG students, please visit the TAMUG Admissions and Records office for information about becoming a Sea Aggie.
What costs are associated with this Tropical Marine Ecology?
Airfare, all living expenses, transportation costs while in Mexico