Physis XII - 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.


  • Predation and habitat depth affect coral reef fish recruitment
  • Large scale, medium scale, and small scale patterns of benthic cyanobacteria & the possibility of groundwater association on a coral reef
  • Parrotfish abundance and corallivory at the Yellow Sub dive site in Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean
  • Coastal marine water quality based on the presence of Polychaetes, coliforms, Escherichia coli, and enterococci in Kralendijk, Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean
  • The relationship between algae, depth, and abundance of terminal and initial phase parrotfish (Sparisoma viride and Scarus taeniopterus)
  • Physical and spatial differences between the three color morphologies of the Atlantic trumpetfish (Aulostomus maculatus)
  • Behavior of the Princess parrotfish (Scarus taeniopterus): a comparison between daylight and sunset
  • Black spot disease of Ocean surgeonfish (Acanthurus bahianus) population in Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean
  • Population demographic of Pomacanthus paru (French angelfish) in comparison to seafloor rugosity
  • Reef fish assemblage and invertebrate coverage in relationship to the degree of artificial reef isolation
  • Vibrio communities associated with the azooxanthellate coral Tubastraea coccinea as compared to zooxanthellate shallow sea corals
  • Status of reef health at Yellow Sub study site on Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean: progression of a coral - algal phase shift
  • Cleaner-client interactions and depth distributions among three cleaner species: Bodianus rufus, Elacatinus evelynae, and Anclyomenes pedersoni
  • Redlip blenny (Ophioblennius macclurei) territoriality and feeding behavior

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