Marine Resource Conservation & Management

AS LOVERS OF THE OCEAN, IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO BE OCEAN STEWARDS!

Students work with staff scientists to examine the impact humans have on the natural world, particularly in the Caribbean islands. As more tourists come to enjoy the tropical climate, clear waters, and beautiful landscape of the BVI, additional pressure is being placed upon the natural resources of the area. More than ever, Virgin Islands residents and governmental organizations are attempting to balance the positive aspects of tourism with the negative impacts of non-sustainable development. Communication, monitoring, research and compromise are essential for that balance to be achieved.

This project is thematic in design and encompasses aspects of all of the other research projects conducted by SeaTrek. It is presented as an independent study project that allows students the opportunity to select and research environmental conservation/sustainable development issues of their own choosing.

To find out more about our marine science projects and options for community service and academic credit, please contact our Director of Marine Science and check out our Biologist’s Log.

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