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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIO 216 Introduction to Marine Mammals

3 Credit(s) DII
This course explores the biology and natural history of marine mammals in the North Atlantic, including whales, dolphins and seals. Topics include evolution, anatomy, behavior, field identification, and the history of whaling and contemporary whaling issues. Demonstration laboratory work will focus on smaller marine mammals. One Saturday field trip on Massachusetts Bay is required. One three-hour lecture per week. Offered by the Marine Studies Consortium. Application to campus representative of the Marine Studies Consortium must be made one semester prior to experience. Additional tuition fee required by Marine Studies Consortium. Prerequisites: BIO102 or BIO102B, or BIO103, or BIO 105 , or BIO108H, or BIO 115H -BIO 116H , or BIO 121 -BIO 122 , or BIO 122 -BIO 123 , or BIO 122 -BIO 124 , or BIO 131 -BIO 132 , or permission of Department Chairperson.