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Target Audience: Undergraduate Student
Graduate Student

Institution: Oregon Institute of Marine Biology

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Course Description: BI 455/555 MARINE BIRDS AND MAMMALS (6 quarter credits)
The Oregon coast has a diverse marine bird and mammal fauna and this course takes advantage of many opportunities to study the biology of the seabirds, seals, sea lions, and cetaceans of the region. Topics covered include systematics, ecology, social systems, morphology, evolution, and physiology. Extensive field trips including boat cruises offer opportunity to study the animals in their natural environment. Laboratory sessions use museum preparations and dissections of fresh specimens to study anatomical and physiological features. Students undertake group projects on nesting seabirds, and give presentations about marine birds and mammals. Meets 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Instructor: Doug Warrick

Scholarships, Fellowships, Associated with the Course:

Funding Source: None

How to Apply: To apply, please complete and return the OIMB 2017 Summer Application found here:

Application Closing Date: 05/30/2017

Course Begins: 2017-06-26

Course Ends: 2017-08-18


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