Marine Biology Course Outline (2009-2010)   

 

 

Sept. Week 1: Introduction to Marine Biology, Marine Science vs. Marine   Biology

Sept. Week 2: History of Diving, Early Ocean Exploration, Buoyancy

Sept. Week 3: Life Zones, Ocean Zones

Sept. Week 4: Sandy Shores, Rocky Shores

Oct.  Week 1: Estuaries, Marshes, Mud Flats

Oct. Week 2: Mangroves, Coral Reefs

Oct. Week 3: The Ocean Deep

Oct. Week 4: Phyto and Zooplankton, Multi-cellular Algae, Diatoms, and Dinoflagellates

Nov. Week 1: Sponges (Porifera)

Nov. Week 2: Cnidarians (Jellyfish, Corals, Sea Anemones, Hydra)

 

Mid-Term Project

 

Nov. Week 3: Ctenophores (Comb Jellies), Marine Worms (Round, Tape,  Flat, Segmented)

Nov. Week 4: Mollusks (Bi-Valves, Gastropods, Cephalopods)

Dec. Week 1: Mollusks (continuedÉÉÉ..)

Dec. Week 2: Crustaceans (Lobster, Crabs, Shrimp)

Dec. Week 3: Echinoderms (Sea Stars, Sea Urchins, Sand Dollars, Sea Cucumber), Marine Fish (Bony and Cartilagenous)

Dec. Week 4: HOLIDAY VACATION

Jan. Week 1: Marine Fish (continuedÉÉ)

Jan. Week 2: Marine Fish, Marine Reptiles and Marine Birds (Penguins, Albatross, Iguana)

Jan. Week 3: Marine Mammals (Cetaceans, Pinnepeds, Orcas, Polar Bears, Otters)

Jan. Week 4: Marine Mammals (continuedÉ..)

 

Final Project