Posted: February 13, 2012

Name: Dr. Heidi Hertler
Position: Center Director
Program: Marine Resource Studies, Turks & Caicos

Spring 2012 arrived on a great note – all seem happy and are adjusting well to island life.  The weather has been perfect, ideal for enjoying the natural resources that surround us. We have three new faculty this spring, two returning from years past, with over ten peer review publications under their belts on South Caicos marine resources and fisheries.

Our proposed research for this semester includes a study of the local lemon shark population and an analysis of fishing techniques. We also hope to improve our site composting and expand our garden, both of which will serve as a demonstration for the local community. The waterfront operation is running smooth – students have done checkouts and are well into their field identification exercises. But it’s not all work on South, we enjoyed an evening on the beach with music and a bond fire and Superbowl Sunday was hosted at the local hotel.

We are looking forward to a productive semester.
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