Course Description for Field Studies in Marine Science
Field Studies in Marine Science
Prerequisite: BSC 1010C, BSC 1011C, CHM 2045, and CHM 2045L
Description: This is a 5-week, field intensive course designed to expand student knowledge of the biodiversity, geochemistry, and human impact of Florida’s coastal and offshore ecosystems through a round-robin trip around Florida to explore marine eco-systems. This course will take students from the reefs of the Florida Keys to the open Gulf of Mexico aboard state-of-the-art research vessels, as well as the shallow tropical estuaries of the western Everglades and the temperate Estuarine and Coastal environments of Northeast Florida. Field and laboratory work will allow students to utilize current marine research methods while learning about marine environments and their organisms. Some field activities will be physically strenuous.