Ocean SciencesOCEA 158 The Ecology and Conservation of Marine Birds and Mammals

The systematics, physiology, ecology, behavior, and conservation of marine birds and mammals, with emphasis on the fauna and issues of the Monterey Bay area. Lectures are complemented by laboratory and field sessions. Lab topics include taxonomy and comparative morphology. Field exercises are designed to promote development of observation and identification skills. Field trips enable students to observe unique local species in their native habitats and learn current research techniques.

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): OCEA 80A, BIOE 20C, or permission of instructor.

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Summer