[MARMAM] Summer Marine Mammals Course

Tara M. Cox tara.cox at duke.edu
Wed Dec 6 10:13:14 PST 2006

Please direct inquiries to mL_admissions at nicholas.duke.edu (Tel: 

Duke University Marine Lab 2007 Summer Course: Marine Mammals
Dates: Summer Term II: 9 July - 10 August 2007
Course limit: 15 students (undergraduates, graduate students, professionals)
Application deadline (if applying for Global Fellowship): 15 February 2007
Application deadline (if applying for Tuition Scholarship): 1 April 2007
Application deadline (no funding support): 10 June 2007

The Duke University Marine Laboratory invites applications to its summer 
course on the biology of marine mammals. Topics covered include the ecology,
behavior, management and conservation of marine mammals, with emphasis 
on field
study of the local population of bottlenose dolphins.

This is a field and laboratory-intensive course designed to provide 
experience with research techniques such as photo-identification and
mark-recapture analysis, sampling prey distribution and abundance, 
sampling techniques, acoustic recording and analysis, and dissection

As part of Summer Term's II Integrated Marine Conservation Program, a core
course BIO 109/ENV 209 (Conservation Biology and Policy) may be taken with
Marine Mammals. Students are encouraged (but not required) to take both
courses. Approximately ten Global Fellowships in Marine Conservation will be
awarded on a competitive basis to international students, especially 
those from
developing countries, and will fully cover travel expenses, room and 
board, and
tuition for both BIO 109/ENV 209 Conservation Biology and Policy plus one
elective course subject to availability. Electives include: Biology and
Conservation of Sea Turtles; Marine Mammals; Marine Ecology; Marine
Invertebrate Zoology; Marine Policy; and Independent Research.

Experience the beautiful North Carolina coast! Join students from all 
over the
world in participating in this unique summer session experience. 
Enrollment is
limited, apply early!

For more information: mL_admissions at nicholas.duke.edu (Tel: 252.504.7502).


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