After two weeks together in Soufriere, Saint Lucia, the TMEC 2018 group will disperse tomorrow. Most are heading back to the US, some are staying in Saint Lucia for a few extra days, some are sailing north from here. We had a really great time and accomplished some great things. Check out the quick video showing some of the highlights of our trip!
The authors of this blog are students enrolled in Tropical Marine Ecology and Conservation, field courses run in the Caribbean by the University of South Florida. During these courses, students learn scientific diving techniques over a 10-14 day period and carry out research and monitoring of coral reefs at various sites. Many of these courses are done in partnership with local environmental organizations, like the Union Island Environmental Alliance and the Soufriere Marine Management Association. In this blog, students will document their activities and how they relate to course material.