[MARMAM] Duke University Marine Mammal Course

tara.cox at duke.edu tara.cox at duke.edu
Thu Jan 19 07:10:32 PST 2006

Duke University Marine Lab 2006 Summer Course: Marine Mammals
Dates: Summer Term II: 10 July - 11 August 2006
Course limit: 15 students (undergraduates, graduate students, professionals)
Application deadline (if applying for Global Fellowship): 15 February 2006
Application deadline (if applying for Tuition Scholarship): 1 April 2006
Application deadline (no funding support): 10 June 2006

The Duke University Marine Laboratory invites applications to its summer field
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 first-hand
experience with research techniques such as photo-identification and
mark-recapture analysis, sampling prey distribution and abundance, behavioral
sampling techniques, acoustic recording and analysis, and dissection
techniques. The course is taught by a distinguished faculty that includes Andy
Read (Duke University) and John Reynolds (Eckerd College and Mote Marine

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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