BIOL 226 Tropical Marine Biology: Field Studies

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Department: 
Biology
Offered: 
As required.

This is a descriptive, field-oriented course involving direct observation (by way of ocean snorkeling and land hiking) of the plants, animals, and geologic features on and around a tropical island. Students will study the diversity of life found in various tropical habitats, including, coral reefs, tidal pools, sea grass beds, mangrove swamps, rocky shores, sandy beaches, and terrestrial areas. The cultural and historical uniqueness of the local inhabitants will also be discussed. Students will stay at the Gerace Research Centre at the College of the Bahamas on San Salvador Island in the Bahamas or at the Belize Marine Tropical Research and Education Center on Ambergris Caye, Belize. Non-science majors are encouraged to take this course. (Prerequisite: BIOL 225 and permission of instructor.)

Course Numbers

  • BIOL 226, 2 hour(s)