Transparent Lab: Fee-Free University of Queensland marine studies course

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Ideal for anyone interested in coral reefs and conservation, a free online course on tropical coastal ecosystems is now open for registrations. The University of Queensland’s world-leading marine and ecology experts will offer the seven-week course from 28 April 2014 through edX, a world-leading consortium of massive open online courses (MOOCs). Innovative and engaging course content is presented by a line-up of field experts who cover issues such as overfishing, coastal pollution, ocean warming and acidification. Course participants can choose to access the content casually or immerse themselves in the subject by becoming citizen scientists on virtual ecology projects. To register or find out more, visit