Marine biology is the science of saltwater and everything that lives, moves, and filters through it. The word "marine" in this sense refers specifically to saltwater that you find in oceans, not freshwater, which is found in lakes. When you look at a globe, you can see that nearly three quarters of the Earth's surface is covered with water. Scientists believe life on Earth got its start in the ocean, and gradually adapted to life on land. Learn about the complexity and interrelation of all elements globally within sea water.
In this course, you will learn about life in the ocean depths, at the Polar extremes, in coral reefs, estuaries, and in the open sea. You will learn about plants large and small, marine birds, reptiles, invertebrates and fish. You will learn how all these organisms connect with each other in the marine biome, and what threats are facing these ecosystems.
During the course you will take on assignment like drawing a coral reef to show interaction between elements. You will also participate in a conservation project of your choice from sea urchin displacement, sea urchin monitoring, coral farming (cuttings, monitor, clean, replant), turtle tagging, fish count and more. You will also get to assist an on-going reef restoration project or dive to accomplish your own conservation project (submit before arrival for approval).
Enjoy 2 nights accommodation at Beach House Studio a few step away from the dive shop.