Physis II - Journal of marine science

As part of CIEE's Bonaire semester programs, each student conducts an independent research project on a topic of their choice.  The projects culminate with a public presentation and publication of a research paper in the CIEE journal Physis: Journal of Marine Science. 


  • Night ecology and fluorescence of the fireworm, Hermodice carunculata
  • The effects of daily spawning patterns on cleaning dynamics of Thalassoma bifasciatum, bluehead wrasse
  • Color matching during shadow stalking by the West Atlantic Trumpetfish, Aulostomus maculates
  • The relationship between fish diversity and live coral cover and changes in fish diversity over time in Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles
  • The effect of SCUBA divers on the reproductive behavior of Halichoeres bivittatus in Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles
  • Reef fish settlement in coral reef versus mangrove and seagrass habitats in Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles
  • Investigations of an unidentified benthic cyanobacterial species on Bonaire, N.A.

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