Welcome to theDeep Sea Environmentscourse
Biology department
Georgia Southern University

Instructor: Dr. Sophie George
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Syllabus

COURSE OBJECTIVES includes:
  • Discuss differences between vent and non-vent communities. 
  • Understand the current knowledge about cold seeps and hydrothermal systems in terms of their deep-sea environment, and their geological and chemical makeup. 
  • Discuss symbiotic relationships, thermal tolerances, sulfide and sensory adaptations by organisms found around deep sea hydrothermal vents and cold seeps.
  • Discuss reproduction and larval dispersal at hydrothermal vents
  •  Discuss whale fall communities
  • Participate in designing an ROV


LECTURE TEXT

  • Cindy Lee Van Dover. 2000. The ecology of deep-sea hydrothermal vents. Princeton University Press, New Jersey.
  • Graduate students are required to read several published articles for this course. 
WEB SITES:



LECTURE EXAM DATES
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FINALS MAY 8 3-5PM

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Scantron 2052 needed for all exams)

ANNOUNCEMENTS+GRADES
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Assignment on "DESIGNING AN ROV TO EXPLORE THE DEEP SEA" 

Some things to note:
  • What is your main purpose for building an ROV
  • What diving sites do you expect to visit?  
  • How will the design reflect the locations you plan to visit?
  • Important things to note when building a submersible
  • Pros and cons of different ways of construction  (here concentrate on group information)
  •  What tools will be included on board the ROV?  what do you expect to see? collect?
  •  Note safety precautions?
  •  What are some challenges you have discovered  while designing this ROV? What was left out?
  • Future improvements
  • Your paper should be very well written with no typos.  Points will be taken off for more than 2 typos.  Proof read before turning in!
  • Students will receive a zero for plagiarism
  • Note any external sources that you use in addition to any of the above web sites
  • Your assignment should be single space, 1 page with text only. If you include a second page it should have pictures of your ROV design or a map/maps of the area you hope to dive to
  • Make sure to use font type (Times or Times Roman) and font size (10-12 pts.)
  • Each student should have their own write-up
  • If you have questions please email me at  georges@georgiasouthern.edu
  • SUBMERSIBLE write-ups due APRIL 3rd
 

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 2012 Sophie George
         email: georges@georgiasouthern.edu