Field trips of the course Marine Biodiversity

Ngày đăng: 08-04-2014 / Đăng bởi: Bich Pham Ngoc
Field trips to mangrove forest and marine protected area
During the course Marine Biodiversity, field trips to different areas of Khanh Hoa Province were organized by Dr. Dang Thuy Binh, instructor of the course. The first field trip took place in Vinh Thai Mangrove Forest in Vinh Thai Commune, where students could gain the real pictures of mangrove forest system in Vietnam.


The field trip to Hon Mun Marine Protected Area and Hon Mot island was held on Sunday, 6 April. Information of marine biodiversity from the tropical perspective, with the specific example of Vietnamese marine biodiversity was introduced in class. The field trip is a chance for students to inspect and measurement of coral reef, soft bottom, intertidal and super tidal biodiversity in Nha Trang Bay, especially in Hon Mun Marine Protected Area and Hon Mot island.




  In the areas, students collected samples and recorded what they see in the coral reef such as fish, shrimp, coral, shellfish and the environment of the areas as well. After the field trips some collected samples may require laboratory work including dissection to discover information related to the groups exist. Information and experience gathered from field trips will be readily transferable, not only to other tropical marine areas but also to marine systems around the globe. 


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