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Undergraduate Course Details
Number BIO 341
Title Biology of Marine Mammals
Credits 3.0
Distribution DII
Prerequisites An Introductory Biology Lab sequence, or permission of the Department Chairperson

Description

A course that explores the biological diversity of marine mammals. Special attention is given to comparison of structural, physiological and behavioral adaptations found in the different groups, including whales, seals, manatees, and sea otters. Some discussion of commercial utilization and conservation is included. Occasional weekend field trips may be required. Three lecture hours per week.