Apr 22, 2021  
2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog

BIO 272 Marine Ecology

Prerequisites: Any 100-level lab science or high school equivalent; eligibility for ENG 101  
4 credits

This course is designed to stimulate and advance knowledge of marine environments. It covers geological and chemical factors, classification of marine organisms and the ecology of estuaries, salt marshes, sandy beaches and rocky shores. It also includes animal behavior and how human populations along the shore impact on marine environments. Field trips to facilities such as the Maritime Aquarium, the R.V. Oceanic, and coastal environments give students firsthand knowledge Long Island Sound. Three hours of class work, three hours of laboratory per week. Not offered every year.