BIO 220 Dolphins and Whales
Credit, two hours.
This course is to enable the student to make rapid, accurate, and thoughtful use of a customized reference file and laboratory and field notes to respond to questions about the classification, anatomy, and ecology of members of the order Cetacea and of the Sirenian genus Trichechus (manatee). Such topics include discussion of the people and places that have been involved in the studies. This course will consist of lectures supported by audiovisual materials and practical exercises in the laboratory of the standing network (Mobile) and on vessel-based and land-based platforms. Rather than being reading, writing, or memory intensive, the activities of the student will be more nearly project intensive, with emphasis on construction of a reference file and organization of records of the laboratory and field observations. Cross-listed as:
Prerequisite(s): BIO 211, BIO 212.
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