Marine Biology

Prerequisites: General Biology

A general survey of marine plants, invertebrates, and vertebrates, the communities they form, and the physical and chemical factors that influence them. Field trips include marsh, seagrass, and dune habitats. Sampling from research vessels and laboratory exercises will serve to introduce students to the diversity of marine habitats and organisms. Organisms will be identified using dichotomous keys. There will be overnight field trips. Snorkeling gear will be needed.