Ocean SciencesOCEA 242 Ocean Ecosystems

Discussion of selected topics in animal ecology of the open sea: zooplankton production, variability of pelagic populations, food webs, deep sea pelagic and benthic ecology, fisheries oceanography, and human effects on the open ocean biota. Students cannot receive credit for this course and OCEA 142 or BIOE 167.


Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A, BIOE 20B, BIOE 20C, and BIOL 20L or an equivalent introductory biology sequence with lab; one ocean sciences course recommended. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.




Mary Silver