Duke Immerse: 

A signature education initiative of Duke University

Oceans & Health

Special Topics: Coastal and Marine Pollution

ENVIRON 390SA-01 SEM (11106)

Sources, fate, and effects of organic, inorganic, and particulate pollutants in the marine environment. Topics include oil spills, coastal eutrophication, marine debris, harmful algae, sewage contamination, dredging, and emerging contaminants. Methods for measuring pollution in the marine environment and consequences for human and ecological health will be discussed. Case studies of impacted marine environments will be highlighted. Short local field trips possible. Duke Immerse participants only; instructor consent is required.

Instructor: P. Lee Ferguson


Fall 2019

Students walking along the NC shoreline