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Sea Turtle Rehabilitation

MBAQ202

Description

This course will introduce students to sea turtle biology, health and rehabilitation, with a special focus on the sea turtle’s role in a ‘One Ocean’ model. The history of sea turtle rehabilitation, current and future directions will be discussed. Rehabilitative husbandry will be covered, including water quality and chemistry, and nutritional needs. Basic anatomy and physiology will be presented in an organ system format, with an introduction to veterinary techniques in these species as well as common pathologies and current treatments. Finally, specific topics will be covered, to include viruses, parasites, algae blooms, environmental contaminants, field techniques, oil spills, health assessments and fishery interactions, and the role of the rehabilitation in these environments.
Pre Reqs:
BIOL-103 DE BIOLOGY: FOUNDATIONS OF LIFE
OR
BIOL-105 DE BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY, ECOLOGY, & EVOLUTION
OR
BI-1114 2012 BIOLOGY: DIVERSITY OF LIFE

Dates

Nov 16, 2020 — Dec 20, 2020

Apr 5, 2021 — May 9, 2021

Location

Distance Education - Online

Registration Information

For credit cost: $940