Physis XXI - 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.


  • Monitoring the effect of sedimentation on Cassiopea spp. bell pulsation dynamics
  • Time budgeting and community structure of the fairy basslet, Gramma loreto
  • Monitoring factors that affect coral bleaching recovery in Undaria agracities
  • Prevalence and progression of the blackspot causing parasite in Acanthurus bahianus, Acanthurus coeruleus, and Caranx ruber
  • Tracking dark spot syndrome on the coral reefs of Bonaire
  • Assessment of sea urchin assemblage as a function of substrate composition
  • The effect of habitat type on foraging tactics of Caranx ruber

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