FISH/OCEAN/BIOL 250 | Spring 2020

Marine Biology 2020

Credits: 5

Instructor(s): Dr. Emily Carrington


This course is offered as part of the Spring Marine Studies (SMS) program.

This 5-credit lecture/laboratory course focuses on the incredible diversity of organisms inhabiting the marine environment. During the quarter we will take a broad tour through the plants and animals of the marine realm (plankton, seaweeds, invertebrates, fish, birds, and mammals), exploring how these organisms have adapted to life under water. Numerous field and laboratory exercises will expose students to common marine biological techniques and to the diverse marine communities common to Washington’s San Juan Islands. (Note: this course fulfills a core requirement of the Marine Biology major or minor for UW students.)

Recommended: at least one quarter of introductory biology (more is preferable).

Textbook to be determined.

The instructor for this course is Dr. Emily Carrington of the University of Washington Department of Biology.