Identification and Life History of Marine Mammals
This course will provide students with an in-depth exploration into the identification, evolution, anatomy & physiology, population biology, behavior, and ecology of marine mammals. We will explore the breadth and evolutionary history of all marine mammals, with a particular emphasis on what makes each family and species unique. Students will examine the sampling techniques employed to survey these organisms and discuss how this data impacts the health and survival of these important organisms. Lastly this course will identify local, national and global threats facing marine mammals and describe multiple solutions to counteract and address these threats.
Jun 7, 2021 — Aug 1, 2021
For credit cost: $1950