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Making aquatic acquaintances

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Students travel by water taxi down Chao Praya River, Bangkok.

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Sight seeing in Thailand.

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The group sea kayaks through the mangroves of Krabi.

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Students Abby Ladlie (L) and Brandy Lanius, shop at JJ market in Bangkok.

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Students ride elephants on Phuket Island.

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Students SCUBA dive in the Phi Phi Islands.

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Students SCUBA dive in the Phi Phi Islands.

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Students plant coral on an artificial reef.

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Students insert coral fragments in plastic tubes to be planted on an artificial reef.

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Study-abroad program participants posed for a group photo outside the Grand Palace in Bangkok.

MU entomologist Bob Sites escorted a group of MU undergraduates on a study trip to Thailand Dec. 27, 2006, through Jan. 17, 2007.

Sites directs MU's Enns Entomology Museum. He also helps Mizzou students and other scientists discover academic opportunities in this region of the world. In summer 2007, he was on a panel of international scientists that advised the Vietnamese government on establishing ecological research plots in a national park in that country. Since 2001, he has led MU undergraduates on annual study-abroad trips to Thailand, and graduate students often work with him there on research projects.

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