2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog

BIOL 04455 Marine Mammals

An overview of the biology of marine mammals (cetaceans, pinnipeds, sirenians, otters, and polar bear) including evolution and systematics, zoogeography, aquatic adaptations, life history and reproduction, population dynamics, diet and feeding, diving physiology and additional topics. Must co-register in Marine Mammals Lab. Prerequisites: Three semesters of biology including marine biology or marine ichthyology or permission of instructor. (SS)