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Curaçao Advanced Marine Biology 

Research Techniques & Methodologies

You’ve already fallen in love with the underwater world. Now it’s time to build the foundation of quantitative research skills essential to your future marine science pursuits. 

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The abundant reefs and pristine waters of Curaçao will be your classroom as you dive deeper into research methodologies used by marine biologists working in the field. Based at the largest tropical field station in the Southern Caribbean, Broadreach alumni and other budding marine biologists will utilize the latest techniques to design and conduct ecological experiments alongside professional researchers. Collect and analyze data for a pilot project on coral reef biodiversity as you snorkel and dive the island’s marine reserves, home to 65 individual species of coral and a spectacular, cliff-like drop in the seafloor known as the “blue edge”.  

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“This trip helped me to further explore my interest in marine biology. I really loved the work we did and hope I can continue it. It will help me make some decisions on a major as well. This trip has most definitely left its mark on me as a person and I will take what I learned with me. Most importantly I did learn about myself. ” — Alyssa C., Bellaire, TX

Highlights

  • Work with CARMABI, assisting with preservation and sustainable development
  • Learn field research methodologies and techniques, with an emphasis on video transects
  • Enjoy abundant diving and snorkeling opportunities
  • Marvel at the architecture and magic of the UNESCO World Heritage city of Willemstad
  • Visit the uninhabited island of Klein Curacao

Experience Required

  • PADI Open Water Scuba certified
  • 1 year of biology or equivalent course
  • Previous experience on a Broadreach (or equivalent) marine biology program recommended
  • Minimum 18 years old
  • Completed at least one semester at college or graduated high school over a year ago
  • Minimum GPA: 2.50

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Costs & Dates

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  • College
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  • 15 Hours
  • 3 Credits
  • Locations
  • Klein Curacao
  • Mt. Christoffel
  • Piscardera Bay
  • Willemstad

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