In summer 2017, UH Hilo marine science alumnus Jonathan Chandrasakaran (’12) studied coral reefs, manatees, howler monkeys, jaguars and other wildlife while learning the methods communities are using to sustain them in Belize. A resident marine biologist at The Datai Langkawi in Langkawi, Kedah, Chandrasakaran took the graduate course in pursuit of his master’s degree from Miami University's Global Field Program.
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