Jan 28, 2021  
2020-21 Catalog 
2020-21 Catalog
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BIOL 150 - Marine Biology

6 CR

Introduction to marine life, marine biological communities, and marine ecology. Course includes lecture, labs, and field trips. Note: Fulfills laboratory science course requirement at BC.

Course Outcomes
  • Describe the components of marine communities, and the physical and biological factors that shape their composition.
  • Explain basic ecological principles e.g. energy flow, population dynamics, nutrient cycles.
  • List the characteristics of major groups of marine organisms e.g. algae, cyanobacteria, fishes, invertebrates.
  • Classify marine life into the appropriate taxonomic groups.
  • Explain how humans use biological ocean resources.

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