[MARMAM] Study Abroad in Bimini, The Bahamas

Yeater, Prof. Deirdre M. yeaterd at sacredheart.edu
Wed Oct 2 07:08:39 PDT 2013

PS 299 - Special Topics in Psychology (3 Credits) - or -
BI 199/299 - Special Topics in Biology for Non-Majors/Majors(3 Credits)
Summer 2014: May 27-June 8, 2014
Led by Dr. Deirdre Yeater in the Sacred Heart University Psychology department in collaboration with Dolphin Communication Project, this course will examine the behavioral and social ecology of coastal cetaceans, particularly Atlantic spotted and bottlenose dolphins.  You will enjoy a hands-on learning experience with wild dolphins, in the beautiful waters surrounding the island of Bimini in the Bahamas.  On the program, you will earn three credits while learning to record and analyze dolphin behaviors.  You will also learn about ecotourism and human impacts on the marine environment.  The field work at Bimini will consist of 4 to 5 hour boat surveys.  If the group is able to make underwater observations, you will be assisting in the use of underwater slates, video cameras, and digital still cameras.  The number of students accepted will be limited by the size of the research vessel.  Therefore, you should apply as soon as possible.  You MUST be able to swim and snorkel as part of the program.

Apply by December 15th

For more information, contact:

Sacred Heart University

Office of Global Affairs

(203) 396-8028

studyabroad at sacredheart.edu



Dolphin Communication Project


Program Highlights
Study Dolphins
Dolphins are long-lived and social!  Yet, we know little about their social relationships.  Study dolphins in their natural habitat.
Bimini, The Bahamas
Less than 7 mile long and only a few hundred yards wide, Bimini is known for big game fishing, SCUBA diving, mangroves, and of course, wild dolphins.
Application Requirements
Students majoring/minoring in Psychology, Biology, or a related discipline
Minimum GPA of 3.0
Visiting students accepted

Deirdre Yeater, Ph.D
Assistant Professor
Sacred Heart University
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825
Phone: 203-365-4870
Fax: 203-371-7998

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