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Biology 4950: Tropical Reef Ecology in Honduras

Travel to Central America and dive the Honduran Bay Islands with the Roatan Institute of Marine Sciences!

  • Stay in cool cabanas at Anthony's Key:
  • Have an amazing educational adventure: Video & Pictures
  • December 27-January 4 in Twin Cities (exact schedule TBD);  January 5-14 in Honduras
  • earn course credits while spending one week diving one of the most magnificent coral reef communities in the world!
  • conduct an independent-research project in an intact coral reef
  • learn about the evolution and ecology of coral inhabitants
  • enjoy a night dive, dolphin dive, and two boat dives daily
  • enjoy unlimited shore diving and snorkeling
  • study oceanography, zoology, evolution, and animal behavior in authentic settings
  • take a two-day side trip to the spectacular tropical forests of Pico Bonito on the mainland of Honduras
  • Proof of dive certification and valid passport are required!

Instructors: Sehoya and Jim Cotner (Biology Program and Ecology, Evolution & Behavior)

Cost ~$3400 (includes flight, lodging, food, dives, instruction, ground transport, travel insurance, spring ’13 credit, and learning abroad fees)...what a deal! 
Questions about the course? Contact Dr. Sehoya Cotner at

Applications available at and accepted through mid-September; a $500 deposit by 9/10/12 will secure your spot and airfare. Send or bring application materials to Sehoya Cotner, 3-104 MCB, MPLS campus.
Questions about the application process itself? Contact Christine Anderson.