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BIO 127SL Introduction to Marine Biology and Tropical Ecology

The marine biology and tropical ecology of Belize are experienced firsthand in this study abroad course. Students will have unique opportunities to study and experience tropical jungles, coral reefs, savannas, limestone caves, mangroves, lagoons, and estuaries. Students also will have an opportunity to explore the habitats of manatees, spider monkeys, hawksbill sea turtles, and saltwater crocodiles. They will experience all of this while immersed in a different culture. This course satisfies the Liberal Arts Core requirement for a natural science with laboratory. Field experience/service learning: 30 hours. Liberal Arts Core/University Requirements Designation: NS. (4-6)