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MAR 388 – Tropical Marine Ecology

MAR 388 / MAR 537 Tropical Marine Ecology is taught by Dr. Joe Warren and Dr. Brad Peterson and takes students to the Discovery Bay Marine Laboratory in Jamaica to study the ecology and conservation of a Caribbean reef ecosystem. MAR 388 is offered during the Winter Semester.  This course fulfills the upper level Biology lab requirement and can be used to fulfill the writing requirement, as well.

Latest Blog Posts
  • 18 Jan 2019 – And we’re back…
    By the time this blog posts, all of the students and instructors will have left Discovery Bay Marine Lab, our home away from home for the past two weeks. Prof. Peterson and myself would sincerely like to thank the staff … Continue reading →
  • 17 Jan 2019 -A Salty Success
    Yesterday, us Jamaican Seawolves (Ow! Ow! Owww!) took our final exam for MAR 388. After finishing our exam, one of us had the radical idea of jumping into the water. However, almost none of us had our bathing suits on. … Continue reading →
  • 17 Jan 2019 – De-stress Fest
    All of us have been pretty darn stressed the past few days, but today we took our last exam of the course! Needless to say, all of us can finally take a chill pill and breathe. One by one we … Continue reading →
  • 17 Jan 2019 -Up With Our Grades, Down In The Caves
    On our second to last day, we reluctantly took our final exam with much stress behind it. After some of us had a quick little rendezvous in the water (see Nick’s blog), we were surprised after lunch with a trip … Continue reading →
  • 17 Jan 2019 – Exploring…
    Yesterday was one of my best days in Jamaica. We embarked on a trip to the Ultimate Jerk restaurant, the Grotto and had a night boat ride. Grotto is a network of limestone caves. At the grotto I learned and … Continue reading →
  • 16 Jan 2019 – Examination Day
    Growing up, the true genius of the short story “Examination Day” by Henry Slesar, was almost completely lost on me. It details a young boy, in a not so distant future, preparing for a government mandated intelligence test. The twist … Continue reading →
  • 16 Jan 2019 – Almost There…
    Sadly, we are nearing the end to our trip. Things are really picking up here in Discovery Bay, and everyone’s feeling the heat. Despite our school stress and sunburns, most of us have found that working in such a beautiful … Continue reading →
  • 16 Jan 2019 – Night Snorkel
    Tonight, a couple of us went night snorkeling. The mangroves and the crest can barely be made out from the edge of the dock. Looking down with my flashlight, I can see the diadema crawling along the side of the … Continue reading →
  • 16 Jan 2019 – It All Comes Down to This
    As the last few days come and go, we are all preparing for the end of this trip and of this class. These past two days we have mostly been working on some group project Dr. Warren and Dr. Peterson … Continue reading →
  • 15 Jan 2019 – Stressed Spelled Backwards is Desserts
    Today is the culmination of everyone’s stress and fatigue; some of us are suffering from mental breakdowns, bone injuries, accidental soiled wetsuits, and even bloody noses, however, we all continue to laugh and dance it all off with a smile. … Continue reading →
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