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Subject: Sea Turtle Biology & Conservation (ONLINE)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Sea turtles are a charismatic and ecologically important, yet imperiled, group of marine reptiles. This course introduces students to these fascinating and complex animals through lectures and class discussions. Topics include life histories, physiological adaptations to marine life, homing and navigation, nesting, ecological roles within the ecosystem, sea turtles in human culture, and conservation.

PREREQUISITES: None, but this course prerequisite for summer Field Course in Mexico (Coming soon!)


  • Introduction to Sea Turtle Biology & Conservation
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Feeding and diet
  • Nesting, migration and navigation
  • Ecological importance of sea turtles
  • Conservation and management

FORMAT: Activities for the 3-week online course consist of pre-recorded lectures and synchronous discussions.

INSTRUCTORS: Dr. Melania C. López-Castro, Coordinator of the Sea Turtle Conservation Program at Pronatura Península de Yucatán

DATES: June 6 - July 3, 2022

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT: This course is approved by The Wildlife Society (24 CEUs) and the Ecological Society of America (4 CEUs). CEU’s are included for FREE.

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR ESA CERTIFICATION: This course is approved by the Ecological Society of America for 1 semester hour of qualified coursework that can be used to meet the minimum education requirements in in biological science (ecology).

PRICE: Early bird course fee (ends May 8): $500 Professional / $400 Student

To learn more/to register, please visit: https://www.centerforwildlifestudies.org/courses/seaturtle-online-2022

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Tuesday, April 19, 2022