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Course Catalog 2021-2022 
Course Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIO 198 - Beachcomber Biology

Designed for non-majors interested in life in the sea.  Counts towards Environmental Science minor. Lecture only Summer 2021. The course will introduce basic oceanography to then survey the major groups of organisms living in the sea – from microscopic plankton to the larger, more familiar creatures.  Topics will include adaptations, behaviors, predator and prey strategies, and more.  Specific habitats will be reviewed, from polar seas to sandy beaches, coral reefs to deep-sea vents, with an overall emphasis on the coastal and estuarine habitats of New England.  Current challenges facing the ocean ecosystem will also be addressed.

Credits 1

This course counts towards the Environmental Studies Minor