MARINE ENVIRONMENT EDUCATION OVERVIEW
This online / virtual classroom program combines 6 different SSI specialties into one program. This program covers an in-depth review of Marine Ecology and specifically covers Sharks, Mantas, Rays, and Sea Turtles. This program also teaches fish and coral identification. Upon completion of this program, you will have earned 6 separate Specialty Certifications while enhancing your knowledge and enjoyment of the underwater world.
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Marine Ecology - This program provides a general understanding of the complex and exciting science of marine ecology, which is the study of how organisms interact with each other and the environment, the flow of energy through communities, and the link between ocean ecosystems.
Shark Ecology - Many humans fear sharks, but is that reputation deserved? By taking the SSI Shark Ecology program, you will learn how sharks and their behavior are often misunderstood, and how you can safely observe them in their natural habitat.
Manta & Ray Ecology - Mantas and rays are amazing creatures ranging from small skates to stingrays to swordfish to the giant manta. By taking the SSI Manta & Ray Ecology program, you will learn about all types of rays an you can safely observe them in their natural habitat. You will earn the SSI Manta & Ray Ecology Specialty certification after completing this program.
Sea Turtle Ecology - This program teaches you the skills and concepts required to recognize and identify common species of sea turtles, describes their history and role in marine ecosystems, and threats to their survival.
Fish Identification - The ocean is filled with fascinating and beautiful fish of every shape and size. This non-diving specialty program teaches you the skills and concepts required to identify the common families of Caribbean, Indo-Pacific, and Red Sea reef fish.
Coral Identification - Coral reefs are the building blocks of many ocean ecosystems. This program teaches you the skills and concepts required to recognize and identify common families of coral species.
The following SSI Specialty Certifications will be issued upon successful completion of the corresponding program element: