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Field App Mar Sci:Rest Coral R
OCB 2132C
The students will learn why
coral nursery propagation and
restoration is needed and why
staghorn (Acropora) coral is a
good candidate for restoration.
Students must master coral
restoration methodologies including
construction and deployment of
propagation modules, transplanting
of coral cuttings and transplanting
of mature coral restoration units to
damaged or barren reef areas. They
must participate in all phases of the
establishment of at least 100 new
coral cuttings at the nursery and
18 corals at a restoration site. This
course will have 2 lecture contact
hours per week (=30 contact hours
per semester) and 2 lab contact
hours per week (=30 contact hours
per semester).
Fld App Mar Sci: Assm Crl Rf H
OCB 2262C
This course will equip students
with the basic skills for assessing a
coral reef habitat using the RECON
method. The RECON method is a low-
tech, rapid monitoring protocol for
SCUBA divers. It is considered “low-
tech” because the only equipment
needed to conduct RECON is a
special data sheet attached to a
slate with a pencil and 10-meter
survey line. This method is “rapid”
because once you have learned
how to correctly perform a survey;
you should be able to complete
a RECON survey during a 40-45
minute dive with a dive buddy.
The RECON Program assesses the
health of certain large (at least 25 cm
diameter) stony coral, identifies their
major stressors and characterizes
their habitat.
Introduction to Mariculture
OCB 2721C
This course is a survey of tropical
Mariculture covering the wide
range of the marine sea farm
industry including the raising
marine animals for use as food,
recreation, pets, medical research
and indicator species for man made
toxins released into the marine
environment by industrial processes
and waste water runoff. The course
includes the history of Mariculture,
water chemistry, environmental
requirements, pathology, and
economic implications of the
Mariculture industry today and in the
future. Four hours lecture.
Introduction to Oceanography
OCE 1001
This course is intended for non-
science majors and is an introduction
to the science of oceanography.
Topics include physics and chemistry
of seawater, major ocean basins and
features of the coastline, major ocean
circulation patterns and currents,
characteristics of deep and shallow
water waves and the tides along with
interactions of atmosphere with the
oceans.
Mariculture Systems & Design
OCB 2722C
An introduction to a range of
marine aquaculture systems used
to culture a diversity of organisms
including marine macrophytes and
phytoplankton, marine invertebrates
including zooplankton, and
vertebrates (mostly fish) for the food
production and marine ornamental
industry. The course introduces the
concept of integrated multi-trophic
mariculture (IMTM) systems and
its application for reducing marine
aquaculture impacts on marine
ecosystems. The course contains
a laboratory component with lab
exercises and field trips to South
Florida mariculture facilities. The
course includes a basic introduction
to computer automated drafting and
students will be required to design
a mariculture system and submit a
term project in the CAD format.
Marine Data Collection
OCB 2102C
This interdisciplinary field-oriented
laboratory course involves
marine data collection and the
establishment of a marine data
base for selected reef, sea grass,
and mangrove island communities.
Students will survey marine
communities with emphasis on
population dynamics, succession
and the establishment of density,
dominance, frequency and
importance values for sessile
invertebrates and marine plants.
Nutrition of Maricultr Species
OCB 2723C
A practical introduction to basic
principles of nutrition and feeding of
common mariculture species. Topics
include digestion and metabolism,
biochemical aspects of nutritionally-
important macromolecules, vitamins
and minerals, feed formulations
and management, nutritionla
deficiencies and bioenergetics of
ecological polyculture. The course
will focus primarily on marine
heterotrophic organisms but will
briefly cover nutrient requirements
of marine autotrophs.
Survey of Mariculture
OCB 2721C
This course is a survey of tropical
Mariculture covering the wide
range of the marine sea farm
industry including the raising
marine animals for use as food,
recreation, pets, medical research
and indicator species for man made
toxins released into the marine
environment by industrial processes
and waste water runoff. The course
includes the history of Mariculture,
water chemistry, environmental
requirements, pathology, and
economic implications of the
Mariculture industry today and in the
future. Four hours lecture.
Tropical Ornamental Maricultur
OCB 2724C
This course will introduce the main
concepts associated with tropical
ornamental mariculture, including:
(1) the principles of water quality
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