MEFB 535 (1ON) - Marine Mammal Biology

Marine Mammal Biology

Durham   Life Sciences & Agriculture :: Marine,Estuarine,Freshwater
Course Delivery Method: Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Credits: 4.0
Term: Summer 2021 - Shoals Summer Session (05/24/2021 - 08/16/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 70212
Special Fees: $2,692.00
This course explores the biology and conservation of the whales and seals, with a particular focus on species of the Gulf of Maine. Lectures examine many facets of marine mammal science including: taxonomy and species diversity, morphological and physiological adaptations for life in the sea, foraging ecology and behavior, reproductive cycles, bio-acoustics, anthropogenic interactions, and management of threatened species. Land and open water observations of whale and seal behavior give students hands on opportunities to study marine mammals in the field. Prereq: BIOL 411 or BIOL 412. Special fee. Permission required. (Summers only at Shoals Marine Lab.)
You must sign up in the Dept Office before registering through WEBCAT.
Instructors: David Buck, Nadine Lysiak

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
6/7/2021 7/2/2021 Hours Arranged ONLINE