Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013
BIO 230 Marine Biology and Oceanography
3 class hours, 3 laboratory hours; 4 credits
An introduction to the chemical, physical, geological and biological processes governing the formation of the world's oceans and the distribution and ecology of its inhabitants. Lectures will introduce the biological, chemical, and geological features of saltwater environments, and field trips to local marine habitats and associated laboratory work will complement these lectures. The multidisciplinary character of marine biology and oceanography will be stressed. Fundamental principles in all disciplines are discussed.
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