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Coral Reproduction Workshop

From July 27 to August 11, faculty from the Institute for Coastal Plain Science (ICPS) and students from the Department of Biology will be participating in the third annual Coral Reproduction Workshop. This workshop will be held at the Reef Systems Academic Unit of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México located in Puerto Morelos, MX. Georgia Southern faculty participating will include Dr. Daniel Gleason, Director of the ICPS, and Dr. Lauren Stefaniak, ICPS Postdoctoral Associate; student participants will include Biology majors Ryan Bacon, Margaret Fritze, Keyona Miller, Emily Starnes, and Nick Trujillo. 
 
The participants will learn about coral biology, reef ecology, and reef restoration in the classroom, and will monitor corals for spawning in the field and conduct fertilizations and rearing processes in the lab. This workshop represents an extensive collaboration between several universities and government agencies in Mexico and non-profit organizations in the U.S. and Europe. Georgia Southern is proud to be the only U.S. university involved with this effort. For more information about this workshop see http://www.secore.org/site/newsroom/article/field-workshop-mexico-coming-soon-.120.html.

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JAMES H. OLIVER, JR., INSTITUTE FOR COASTAL PLAIN SCIENCES