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Undergraduate Course Details
Number BIO 322
Title Biological Oceanography
Credits 4.0
Distribution DII
Prerequisites BIO101-102 or BIO103, or BIO105, or BIO107H-108H, or BIO115H-116H, or BIO121-122, or BIO122-123, or BIO122-124, or BIO131-132, or permission of Department Chairperson


A detailed view of the physical, chemical, geological, and biological factors that determine the nature of life in the sea. Adaptations, patterns of distribution, and production of plankton, nekton, and benthos with special attention to their interrelationships and interactions with the environment will be studied. Occasional field trips including one two-day field trip, perhaps on a weekend. Three lecture hours and one three-hour laboratory per week.