Marine Biology Students Study Abroad in Bermuda

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Marine Biology group in Bermuda
Marine Biology group in Bermuda

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) welcomed the 2018 Marine Biology Course Bio 4100/5100 from UNC Pembroke in June.  Seven students: Brandon Herron, Dane Harvey, Sarah Mariani, Tayler Simison, Jazlyn Pointer, Sonyaliz Goveo ’18, and Joshua Oxendine ’18 attended, along with Drs. Leon Jernigan and Erika Young.

The class spends two weeks on campus and one week at the BIOS research station, snorkeling twice daily at some of Bermuda’s most scenic places including coral reefs and an enclosed pond.

Students identify a multitude of invertebrate organisms including corals, brittle stars, sponges, and various types of algae collected and brought back to labs located at BIOS.  They also identify fish, reptiles, and birds.  At the conclusion of the course, students submit a species list that often has over 200 species, all seen in one week! 

The week-long course is offered every other summer with the next course slated for 2020.  Please see Drs. Leon Jernigan or Erika Young for any questions regarding the course, or see Mr. Alex Brandt from the International Programs office for questions regarding international travel opportunities offered by UNCP.