The Society for Ocean Sciences

The Society for Ocean Sciences The Society for Ocean Sciences is a non-profit research and education organization. We work with students and teachers offering marine science experiences that range from a classroom visit to an expedition to the Bahamas!

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06/25/2018

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The beginning of a long day at sea!!! ⛵️ ☀️
06/23/2018

The beginning of a long day at sea!!! ⛵️ ☀️

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06/23/2018

Photos from The Society for Ocean Sciences's post

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06/23/2018

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hammocks + teenagers = afternoon naps 💤
06/22/2018

hammocks + teenagers = afternoon naps 💤

A little Botany lesson and then...pool time!
06/22/2018

A little Botany lesson and then...pool time!

06/22/2018
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06/22/2018

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06/22/2018
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06/22/2018

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A few from our snorkel at Mexico Rocks.
06/22/2018

A few from our snorkel at Mexico Rocks.

06/22/2018
Co-pilot!

One of our student co-pilots!

And we are off for our first adventure!
06/20/2018

And we are off for our first adventure!

We made it to San Pedro!
06/19/2018

We made it to San Pedro!

MARINE BIOLOGIST PRESENTS “THE TRUTH ABOUT SHARKS”A marine biologist with more than two decades of higher education teac...
09/12/2016

MARINE BIOLOGIST PRESENTS “THE TRUTH ABOUT SHARKS”

A marine biologist with more than two decades of higher education teaching experience will speak about shark ecology at Hood College Sept. 30.

John F. Morrissey, Ph.D., will describe the diversity and varied biology found in sharks and rays from around the world during his talk, entitled “The Truth About Sharks,” on September 30th at 7 p.m. in Hodson Auditorium in Rosenstock Hall. He will also compare the ways in which these unique animals are portrayed by the mass media with the realities of human-shark interactions as collected by scientists.

He will present sharks in a matter-of-fact way and teach the audience about aspects of shark ecology that might not be shown on TV.

Morrissey earned his doctorate in marine biology and fisheries in 1991 from the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. After 16 years as a member of the biology department at Hofstra University, he moved to Sweet Briar College in the fall 2007 where he is now professor and chair of the biology department. He has been named Teacher of the Year at both Hofstra and Sweet Briar.

His research interests concern the natural history of deep-sea elasmobranchs—sharks, skates and rays—including descriptions of new species and investigation of their reproduction, feeding ecology, age and growth, and visual adaptations. Specifically, he and his students have studied a new species of gulper shark from the Cayman Trench between Jamaica and Cuba and maintained a reproducing colony of chain cat sharks in the lab. He is co-author with Jim Sumich of “Introduction to the Biology of Marine Life,” a text used in undergraduate marine biology courses across the country.

Sponsored by the Hood College Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies, this event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Drew Ferrier at [email protected] or 301-696-3660.

The Belize 2016 pics are posted! Check them out when you can!
08/17/2016
Emily Fair

The Belize 2016 pics are posted! Check them out when you can!

Explore Emily Fair's 1,950 photos on Flickr!

07/01/2016

We spent yesterday morning snorkeling over the Caye Caulker Wreck and the afternoon shopping and exploring Caye Caulker! Today promises to be action packed! Check back later today for photos.

Belize Marine TREC 2016
07/01/2016

Belize Marine TREC 2016

Belize Marine TREC 2016
06/30/2016

Belize Marine TREC 2016

06/30/2016

Another great day of snorkeling! We ended our day with pizza on the boat, followed by a night snorkel. Ask you traveler about that amazing experience! A few pics from the day have been posted! Stay tuned for more.

Belize Marine TREC 2016
06/30/2016

Belize Marine TREC 2016

Belize Marine TREC 2016
06/29/2016

Belize Marine TREC 2016

06/29/2016

So this happened today! Make sure your volume is up! Video Credit to Halle Fogle!

06/27/2016

Practice makes.....perfect!!!

06/26/2016

Today's snorkeling adventures are posted! Check them out!

Belize Marine TREC 2016
06/26/2016

Belize Marine TREC 2016

Please consider donating to help the Gerace Research Center rebuild after Hurricane Joaquin hit the island of San Salvad...
02/11/2016
Click here to support San Salvador Hurricane Relief Fund by Betsy Smith

Please consider donating to help the Gerace Research Center rebuild after Hurricane Joaquin hit the island of San Salvador, Bahamas. GRC is a unique and wonderful place, we have led many trips here to study tropical marine ecology with high school students and teachers. Please help them get back up and running by making a donation.
https://www.gofundme.com/jm6vpbb6

San Salvador Island in the Bahamas was hit by Hurricane Joaquin, a category 4 hurricane (this means wind speeds over 130 mph!). The island has less than 1000 permanent residents, and limited resources even in good times. It is a small island with very little high ground - most people live within...

We are running an expedition to Belize this summer (June 25 - July 2) for High School aged students. The all inclusive f...
01/05/2016
Belize

We are running an expedition to Belize this summer (June 25 - July 2) for High School aged students. The all inclusive fee is $2,670. Fee covers: flights, transportation, accommodation, meals, snorkeling from boat twice a day, field biologists and a cave tubing experience.

If you would like to learn more visit: http://societyoceansciences.org/belize.html for general information.
Email me at [email protected] for registration forms or additional questions. We will be accepting deposits of $175 until February 29th.

To see pictures of past trips visit:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/societyoceansciences/sets/72157629080686335/

Take a look at these pictures from our Belize marine expeditions.

11/20/2014
The Coralax

Teachers, please share with your students! The Coralax, created by middle school students in Hawaii, tells a story about the decline of coral reefs using a charming Lorax-inspired story.

http://youtu.be/7p0Gcy6P9GY

This film was created by students in Maui Huliau Foundation's Huliau Environmental Filmmaking Club. Inspired by Dr. Suess's The Lorax, this claymation by our...

07/05/2014
From despair to repair

The latest report from the IUCN on the state of coral reefs in the Caribbean "From despair to repair: Dramatic decline of Caribbean corals can be reversed" is eye opening and inspiring... http://www.iucn.org/?16056/From-despair-to-repair-Dramatic-decline-of-Caribbean-corals-can-be-reversedStory

Take a look at this video about the findings of the report... http://youtu.be/k9aWMIexrcs

With only about one-sixth of the original coral cover left, most Caribbean coral reefs may disappear in the next 20 years, primarily due to the loss of graze...

San Sal Crew: we miss you!Who's coming next year to help us deploy a mooring buoy on Gaulin Reef?
06/26/2014

San Sal Crew: we miss you!

Who's coming next year to help us deploy a mooring buoy on Gaulin Reef?

06/17/2014

Yesterday was AWESOME! We saw two specie of sea turtle (Green and Hawks Bill), a Caribbean Reef Shark (spot the video), Spiny Lobster and too many species of reef fishes to name here! Check out the pics in the San Salvador 2014 album.

San Salvador 2014
06/17/2014

San Salvador 2014

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