Topic outline

  • MHS Marine Biology

    group pic

    Introductory Presentation

    We will travel to Andros Island from June 15th to the 22nd and in preparation we will meet once a week during 2nd semester for an hour before school.

    Forfar Field Station's website

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      Timeline for Payments

      Initial Survey collecting contact information 

      20 spots.  Reserve your spot with an Initial Deposit of $100 by Monday, October 1st
      2nd Payment of $500 is due Monday, November 17
      Final payment of $1,500 is due Monday, January 8th

      • Practical Preparation

        Welcome to Andros video

        Equipment to bring:  

        Mask, snorkel, boots, and fins - Tropical is an excellent website for helping you decide what to purchase; For the best fit, I would recommend a dive shop (Traverse City, Cadillac, GR, Grand Haven, Twin Lakes, etc...)

        Suggested Packing List

        Suggest Sunscreen

        Sand Fleas and Mosquitos: Repellent for mosquitos in the evening (don't use DEET on boats). Oily Tanning lotion or Skin-so-Soft works for sand fleas/No-see-ums.

        • Photo Book

          Your final project for the Marine Biology is to create a photo book.  This should include pictures from our trip and information about the various places that we visited.  

          I am looking for two things from this photo book.  

          1.  It should be a portfolio of your learning and adventures.

          2.  It will be a keepsake that you can look at a long time from now.

          Your final grade for the course will be recorded once you show me your book.

          There are many apps out there that can be used to do this that are affordable.  Here is a website that provides some background to a few that are out there.

          • Marine Basics - Postma

            • Intertidal Zone

              • Corals

                • Blue Holes

                  • Birds of the Bahamas

                    • Coral Bleaching

                      • Mangroves

                        • History

                          • Lion Fish

                            • Microplastics

                              • See Grass Beds

                                • Black Seminoles of Red Bay

                                  • Conch fishery

                                    • Sunscreens and corals

                                      • Goniolithon algae and inhabitants

                                        • Wild pigs and Caribbean Islands

                                          • Economy of Bahamas

                                            • Forestry of the Bahamas