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SFS Field Station
The British-governed Turks & Caicos Islands (TCI) lie at the southeastern end of the Bahamian archipelago. A relatively healthy ecosystem supports much of the community on South Caicos Island, with fisheries providing the primary source of livelihood. However, pollution and increased extraction of precious marine resources, coupled with large-scale, unsustainable tourism and industrial development, is very likely to inflict irreparable damage to this delicate ecosystem. Depletion of key resources would have a dramatic impact on employment and social structure on South Caicos Island. Developing sustainable fisheries is essential if this resource-dependent community is to survive.
one semester college-level ecology or biology, 18 years old (semester program)