MBIO 3910 Sharks and Their Relatives

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

This is a survey of three major groups of elasmobranch fishes: sharks, skates and rays, and chimera. This course will be divided into three main bodies of information: 1) the history and evolution of sharks and their relatives; 2) elasmobranch taxonomy; and 3) current and future research. Prerequisite: MBIO 2410. Frequency: Fall, odd years. (Description Last Updated: Fall 2016 (201720))

Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain the evolutionary history of elasmobranchs.
  2. Describe how the contrasting shapes of sharks and rays evolved.
  3. Explain the variety of ecological roles performed by elasmobranchs.
  4. Describe the various life-history patterns in elasmobranchs.
  5. Document recent research pertaining to elasmobranchs.
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