Spring Break Coral Reef Programme

March 12, 2012

Columbia University’s Center for Environmental Research and Conservation [CERC] and the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] will be holding a Spring Break introduction to the island’s coral reef system for American students this week.

CERC’s “Coral Reef Ecology: Bermuda” Spring Break seminar is being held from Wednesday [Marc. 14] through Sunday [Mar. 18].

Combining lectures, lab, and fieldwork, participants will take part in snorkel tours and trips to Whalebone Bay and Nonsuch Island!

“Bermuda is a world leader in marine conservation — and the perfect place to experience the wonder of coral reefs,” said a CERC spokseman.

Topics covered will include:

  • Biology of corals
  • Ecology of coral communities
  • Anthropogenic factors that impact coral reefs
  • Coral reef restoration and sustainability

Accommodations for the programme are being provided by BIOS, the n internationally renowned nonprofit marine research and educational institution in St. George’s, Bermuda.

Coral Reef Ecology: Bermuda is part of CERC’s Certificate Programme in Conservation and Environmental Sustainability.

Diving On Bermuda’s Coral Reef

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