Physis XIII - 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.


  • Abundance and size distribution of the bearded fireworm Hermodice carunculata on sand flats and coral reefs in Bonaire
  • Tubastraea coccinea: distribution and substratum preference of an exotic coral in Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean
  • Sediment rates and composition surrounding a disturbed outlet in Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean
  • Identifying the cultural value of Bonaire’s marine resources
  • Changes in the healing rate of Ventricaria ventricosa in acidified ocean water
  • Underrepresentation of eels in AGRRA and REEF fish surveys in Bonaire
  • Effectiveness of the burglar alarm hypothesis: a comparison between bioluminescent displays in dinoflagellates and abundance of copepods at various depths

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