FISH/OCEAN/Biol 250 | Autumn 2016

Marine Biology

Credits: 5

Instructor(s): Dr. Colette Feehan


Photo: Tom Mumford
Photo: Tom Mumford

This is offered as part of the Marine Biology Quarter in Spring, 2016 and in Autumn, 2016.

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 University of Washington students.)

Recommendation: at least one quarter of introductory biology (more is preferable). Enrollment limited to 30 students. No textbook required for this course.