Geobiology of Coral Reefs
|Field trip type||field exercise|
|Field trip location||Northern Sulawesi, Indonesia (Pacific)|
|Responsible||Prof. Dr. Gert Wörheide, Paleontology & Geobiology|
|Information and current date||see Studiengangskoordination |
see Molecular Geo- and Palaeobiology Lab
|Days in the field||14|
|Offered||2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019|
Aim of the field trip
Familiarize with the geobiology of coral reefs, especially getting to know the main reef-building organisms (corals), other invertebrates, and fish. Ecology of the reef system, species interactions, reef geomorphology and zonation, life on a tropical island.
Coral reef, tropical beaches, islands, atolls
- visual inspection and mapping of coral reefs (by snorkelling)
- underwater writing and sketching on dive-slates
- line- and intercept transects under water (handling measuring tape underwater for transects)
- underwater photography
Snorkelling equipment absolute requirement:
Mask, Snorkel, dive-fins (open back), dive booties, full-body wet-suit (3mm maximal thickness).
Course will be held in English.
Participants must be physically fit and able to swim well, and have no fear of the open ocean and coral reef environments.