BIO 313 Marine Biology, 4 credits

This course will study of the nature of life in the oceans and in coastal environments with emphasis on applying basic scientific principles to problems of the marine environment. This course will include study of the abiotic environment surrounding marine organisms, the geological, physical, and chemical parameters of marine environments, and the interrelationships between organisms and these parameters.

Lecture: 3 hours. Laboratory and field work: 3 hours. Field trip.

Prerequisite: BIO 202 or 212, CHM 134, or permission of instructor