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BIOL 103 - Seabirds and Marine Mammals

5 Credits
Introduction to the birds and mammals that live in and around the sea. Covers the evolution of birds and marine mammals, including their taxonomy, physiology, behavior, ecology and current threats to their survival.

Pre-requisite(s) MATH 081 or higher min 2.0
Placement Eligibility Math 091 or higher

Quarters Typically Offered
Designed to Serve Students pursuing a career in conservation, marine biology or ecology. Students with a general interest in the subject matter. Students not majoring in science that want a 5-credit lab class
Active Date 20210403T10:07:37

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 24
Contact Hours: Lecture 44 Lab 22
Total Contact Hours 66
Degree Distributions:
  • Science
  • Science Lab

Course Outline
  • Seabird Evolution
  • Seabird Taxonomy
  • Seabird Physiology
  • Seabird Behavior
  • Seabird Ecology
  • Seabird Threats and Conservation
  • Marine Mammal Evolution
  • Marine Mammal Taxonomy
  • Marine Mammal Physiology
  • Marine Mammal Behavior
  • Marine Mammal Ecology
  • Marine Mammal Threats and Conservation

Student Learning Outcomes
Explain the evolution of both birds and marine mammals.

Explain taxonomic classification of seabirds and marine mammals.

Identify common seabirds and marine mammals of Puget Sound and the North Pacific.

Explain the ecology, behavior and biology of seabirds and marine mammals of Puget Sound and the North Pacific.

Explain the threats that face seabirds and marine mammals, globally as well as in the Puget Sound and North Pacific.

Collect, present, and interpret data from the local marine environment.

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