Subject: Duke Marine Lab marmam course (fwd)

Mike Williamson (
Sun, 9 Nov 1997 20:50:46 -0500 (EST)

"Follow in my wake, you've not that much at stake,
For I have plowed the seas, and smoothed the troubled waters"
                        Jimmy Buffett

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Date: Fri, 7 Nov 1997 11:25:57 -0500
From: Helen Nearing <>
Reply-To: Marine Mammals Research and Conservation Discussion
Subject: Duke Marine Lab marmam course

Duke University Marine Lab course (Marine Mammals)
1998 Summer Term II, July 13 - August 14
Submit completed application and updated transcript.  For application see
the Marine Lab's web site or send complete mailing address to

A core course ENV 209 (Conservation Biology and Policy) may be taken with
Marine Mammals. Students are encouraged (but not required) to take both
See http://www.env.duke/edu/marinelab/consbio.html for more information
about ENV 209.

MARINE MAMMALS. (Biology 126L/Environment 226L.) An intensive examination
of ecology, social organization, behavior, communication, anatomy, and
management/conservation issues.  Laboratory and field exercises consider
social organization, communication, and life history parameters.
Prerequisite:  college level courses in introductory biology.  Team taught
by: Drs. Andrew Read (Duke Univ), Daniel Rubenstein (Princeton), Laela
Sayigh (UNC, Wilmington), Randall Wells (UC Santa Cruz),  and course
coordinator John Reynolds (Eckerd College).

The biology and management of marine mammals attract considerable interest
worldwide and raise ecological, evolutionary, economic, and ethical
questions.  This course uses a comparative approach to illustrate key
concepts in biology and conservation biology.  It provides a rigorous,
systematic overview of marine mammals, especially those species found in
the southeastern United States.

Course space is limited and admission will be on a first-come, first-served
basis.  Room and board will be available for course participants at the
Marine Laboratory.

TUITION AND FEES......Summer 1998
Nonrefundable (but is applied towards tuition) course deposit of
$150/course to reserve your place
Rm & bd deposit $100 to reserve your place
Residential license fee (returned if no damage to room) $100
Tuition for 4-unit Marine Mammals $2080
Tuition for Marine Mammals plus 3-unit core class ENV 209 $3640
Rm and Bd $1100
Health fee $63
nonDuke student transcript fee $15
key deposit $10
long distance privilege phone deposit $20

The $100 room & board deposit is refundable if the student gives written
notification PRIOR to the beginning of the term that he or she is
withdrawing from the course.

Duke Univ Marine Lab Summer Tuition Scholarships are available to any
applicant who meets the following preconditions for review of a scholarship
application:  1.admission to a specific summer course and 2.submission of
the $150 (per course) deposit.  Admission to courses does not automatically
imply award of a scholarship; separate reviews are conducted. Awards are
based on merit and need.

...application form...
There is no separate scholarship application form. Intent to apply for a
scholarship should be made known on the reverse of the summer course
application found at the back of the Marine Lab Bulletin or on the web.

...required credentials...
In addition to the summer application for courses, each scholarship
applicant is required to submit (1) college or professional school
transcript(s), (2) a letter of recommendation from academic faculty, and
(3) a brief statement of purpose, i.e., the reason for taking the
particular course.

...due date...
All scholarship credentials must be received no later than 1 March by the
admissions office of the Marine Laboratory. All scholarship applicants will
be notified by mail concerning their award status shortly after the
deadline date.

Helen Nearing, Coordinator, Academic Programs
Duke Univ Marine Laboratory; 135 Duke Marine Lab Rd
Beaufort NC 28516; 919/504-7502; fax 504-7648