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Marine and Animal Diversity


Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM1
Contact: Dr Steve Le Comber
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This is a basic marine biology course that covers the biology of the marine animals at the phyletic level. The course will equip the students with an understanding of the taxonomy, phylogeny and basic biology of species from over 20 invertebrate phyla that they will experience directly on the field course. The module will also touch on some marine vertebrates (eg pinnipeds [seals], cetaceans [whales and dolphins] and birds). The module is entirely taught on a 10-day field course, with lectures covering functional morphology and evolutionary relationships complementing the practical work focussing on identification, classification, anatomy, ecology and behaviour. The field course will take place in the September preceding commencement of the level 5 taught modules.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Examination
Level: 4

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