MARB 407/607 — Summer I: July 2–13, 2017

Research and Conservation in the Gulf of Corinth, Greece: Dolphins, Fisheries, and Cultural Heritage


This Texas A&M University field course consists of lectures, readings, and labs on the ecology and behavior of marine mammals, with emphasis on dolphins and other vertebrate fauna living in the beautiful Gulf of Corinth.

You will have opportunities to observe and record data on the marine fauna that lives in the Gulf, assisted by researchers who have been working in the Mediterranean for a long time.

You will visit fish farms and fishing ports, learning about Mediterranean fisheries and aquaculture.



This course fits up to 10 Texas A&M University students (either graduate or undergraduate).

Laboratory consists of hands-on experience of the marine environment from boats, land-based theodolite tracking, readings, videos, interpretation, and brainstorming sessions. 

Our base will be in the quiet historical village of Galaxidi, near the archeological site of Delphi.


Instructor, Lectures and Labs: Dr. Dave Wells, Texas A&M University

Co-Instructor, Lectures and Labs: Dr. Giovanni Bearzi, Texas A&M University

Field Guides: John Mohan, Silvia Bonizzoni

Field Assistant: Lavinia Eddy

Watch the short video of a former Marine Biology Field Course