BIOLOGY 205. Marine Megafauna (Durham)

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1.0 course (3 semester hours)
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AP Biology, introductory biology, or permission of instructor.

A cap has been placed on Marine Megafauna to save spaces for freshmen and sophomores who are interested in enrolling. Because of this cap, you may be placed on a waitlist temporarily.

***Taught on the Durham campus SPRING 2019***
This course covers the ecology, systematics, behavior and conservation of large marine animals including giant squid, bony fishes, sharks, sea turtles, seabirds, and marine mammals. It introduces students to the relations between ocean dynamics and large marine animals, and provides students insights in the roles that marine megafauna species play in ocean ecosystems.

Whales, dolphins, sea turtles and other large marine species are incredibly charismatic. These compelling species have a great deal to teach us about marine ecology, conservation and ocean dynamics. This course includes possible field trips to the Duke Marine Lab and the Smithsonian Institution’s Sant Ocean Hall.

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