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Sea turtles or marine turtles are turtles that inhabit all of the world's oceans except the Arctic. Most species of sea turtle are endangered.
Coral reefs are underwater structures made from calcium carbonate secreted by corals. They are colonies of tiny animals found in marine waters that contain few nutrients.
Whale is the common name for various marine mammals of the order Cetacea.
Apart from size, the main technical difference between a "submersible" and a "submarine" is that submersibles are not fully autonomous.
Cave diving is underwater diving in caves which are at least partially filled with water.


Our innovative and flexible majors provide an interesting path for students to follow on their way to an LSA degree. From our field camp at Camp Davis in Wyoming, to lab work on campus, Michigan students have an opportunity to explore the geological sciences in exciting ways.

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences offers:

“For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it.”
Jacques-Yves Cousteau
What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man looking through a keyhole, the keyhole of nature, trying to know what's going on.
Jacques-Yves Cousteau
The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.
Jacques-Yves Cousteau