MBEĀ 614. Tropical Marine Biology: A Field Course. 3 Credit Hours.

General survey of marine flora and fauna of tropical marine ecosystems. Inhabitants and communities of the sandy shore, rocky shore, seagrass meadows, mangrove shoreline, coral and artificial reefs are collected, identified, maintained. Life histories of representatives are presented. Concepts of island biology and geology such as shore zonation local reef formation and the geological history of the lagoon are also discussed. The 10 day course involves 90 contact hours and approximately 40 hours of formal lectures. Grades are based on a laboratory practicum and written final exam. The course is given in its entirety at the University's field station at Bimini, Bahamas.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Spring.