FISH/OCEAN/BIOL 250 | Autumn 2018

Marine Biology

Credits: 5

Instructor(s): tbd

Prerequisites: At least one quarter of introductory biology (more is preferable).

This is offered as part of the Marine Biology Quarter in Autumn, 2018.

Note: Due to scheduling issues, it is not possible to take this course and any of the following courses:

  • Comparative Animal Physiology
  • Research in Marine Biology

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 minor for UW students.) Recommended: at least one quarter of introductory biology (more is preferable).

Enrollment limited to 30 students.