2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Nov 22, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MARA 2223 - Marine Biology with Laboratory

Prerequisites: grades of C- or better in BIOL 2253 BIOL 2254  or consent of the instructor. This course presents an overview of the life of the ocean - from microbes through mammals - and examines how these organisms affect and are affected by each other and by the conditions within which they live. Marine ecosystems are examined from the perspective of marine communities and the organisms that comprise them. Exploitation of marine resources and the effects of climate change on the world’s marine organisms are also examined. Students are expected to participate in weekly laboratory sections wherein they will study the organization of marine communities, marine animal behaviors, and the effects of humans on marine organisms. Not open to BS Marine Biology majors. Laboratory fee. 4 credits.