DNA Study 2016 !

We are excited to announce that CMERA will be collaborating with NOVA Southeastern University, the Guy Harvey Research Institute headed by Dr. Mahmood Shivji on an elasmobranch DNA study. During our summer program 2016 we will be collecting DNA samples on great hammerhead sharks, tiger sharks and southern stingrays to provide to Nova / GHRI for analysis. This is an amazing opportunity for CMERA participants to get hands on experience with this type of research project. See our summer program page for more information on our program and to sign up today !

Students come from over 125 colleges and universities throughout the United States.

We also have international students from Mexico, Colombia, Italy, Ireland, England and Scotland.

!!! Be a part of this exciting opportunity this summer !!!

Student Opportunities

Our School

Coastal Marine Education and Research Academy

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. INVOLVE me and I LEARN.

- Benjamin Franklin


Summer Program


Costa Rica / Nicaragua Tropical Marine Ecology Class

The Coastal Marine Education and Research Academy provides field research experience and hands on learning opportunities to college students and high school groups. We are currently conducting research on sharks and rays near Clearwater Florida. We also rescue and collect data on several species of sea turtles.

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