MBIO 3450 Survey of Marine Mammals

(B) Bachelors
(OS) Halmos Coll of Nat Sci & Ocn
(OMES) OS - Marine & Environ Sciences
3 credits

This course provides an overview of the anatomy, biomedicine, evolution, husbandry, natural history, pathology, and physiology of the cetaceans, pinnipeds, sirenians, and allies. The course consists of lectures and field trips. Prerequisite: MBIO 2410. Frequency: Winter, odd years. (Description Last Updated: Fall 2016 (201720))

Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the taxonomy, evolution, and natural history of the major groups of marine mammals.
  2. Describe the anatomical and physiological adaptations for diving and fasting possessed by marine mammals.
  3. Identify and describe the major families of marine mammals, and provide additional information on the biology, conservation, and management of selected species of marine mammals.
  4. Identify the major threats to marine mammals and marine mammal populations worldwide.
  5. Provide an in-depth description of the biology, conservation, and protection of the gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus), California sea lion (Zalophus californianus), and the Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris).
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