Type of Program: Intensive Course Abroad
City: Roatan, Honduras
When Offered: January 2013

The coral reef of the Caribbean continental shelf is the largest in the Western Hemisphere, and the area off the northwest coast of Roatan, Honduras, features more than 30 miles of fringing and barrier reefs, seagrass beds, mangroves, and an extraordinary variety of marine life.

In this three-week course at the Roatan Institute for Marine Studies, you will explore the endangered coral reefs of Honduras through dives, field experiments, and lectures emphasizing the analysis of the reef’s structure and function. The course also includes an excursion to lowland rainforests on the Honduras mainland.

 

Photo by: Lisa Taylor