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Research Internship Opportunities begin at RIMS

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The Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences at Anthony's Key Resort is excited to announce two incredibly unique internship opportunities this summer!

The Coral Reef Research Internship and The Dolphin Training & Research Internship.

Under the direction of professional mentors and marine biologists, students will live and work at our facility and engage in a wide variety of activities to gain experience and skills that will make them more competitive when pursuing future employment and research opportunities in the fields of marine science.

These internships are open to upper-level college undergraduates or recent college graduates. Successful applicants may apply for research or independent studies credit through their home institution.

This summer's internships are limited to a total 16 interns and is offered for an intensive four weeks beginning July 22, 2017 through August 19, 2017.

In February of 2016, the Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences established a coral nursery program on Roatan to enhance local populations of the once-dominant staghorn (Acropora cervicornis) and elkhorn coral (Acropora palmata). Threats such as disease, sedimentation, pollution, hurricanes, and climate change have reduced the abundance of these species throughout the Caribbean by almost 90% over the past few decades. Branching corals are crucial to reef structure and create important habitat for fish and invertebrates. The primary goal of these coral nurseries will be to provide an active method of restoration that will help reestablish threatened populations of staghorn and other coral species.

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