Tela Bay is home to Banco Capiro, which, with a mean hard coral cover >60%, may well be the healthiest contemporary coral reef ecosystems. Legislation passed in spring 2017 has brought Banco Capiro under the protection of the AMATELA marine reserve, and students visiting this site will have the opportunity to work on a wide-range of projects that will influence long-term conservation initiatives within the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. Students will stay in one of two houses located in the Honduras Shores Plantation in dorm rooms of up to six people with a shared bathroom. Both houses have swimming pools and a large amount of communal living space that can be used for working or during leisure time. Food provided by Tela Beach Club is of a high quality and surprisingly healthy and nutritious for a biodiveristy research expedition. Tela Marine Research Centre has also recently built the only marine wetlab in Honduras and we are fortunate to be able to use this fantastic resource for our lab-based projects.
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