BIO 545 - Introduction to Marine Ecosystems
(4 cr.) This class introduces students to the major ecosystems and the factors that control their distribution. Classroom study of benthic and pelagic habitats from the littoral to the abyss is supplemented by field and laboratory investigations of shore marine and estuarine ecosystems. Emphasis is placed on developing skills requisite for using living and preserved marine organisms effectively in the high school or middle school biology lab. Prerequisite: BMS 370; As Needed

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