Students were partially funded through the support of the Student Government Association.
Marine Biology faculty member Heidi Pearson and students traveled to Puerto Rico as part of the summer course, Tropical Marine and Coastal Ecology. This one-week field intensive course is offered in conjunction with the non-profit organization, the Marine and Coastal Ecology Research Center. Daily snorkeling excursions to coral reefs, mangrove forests, sea grass beds, and an offshore island enabled students to gain first-hand knowledge of the biodiversity, habitat connectedness, conservation issues, and management challenges in this region. Students were partially funded through the support of the Student Government Association.
Pictured left to right are Heidi Pearson, James Risdon, Ashley McCarthy, and Andrew Thomason.