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Fish Biomechanics

Target Audience: Undergraduate Student
Graduate Student

Institution: University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories

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Course Description: FHL 528. The course will use the diverse marine fish community of the San Juan Islands as a tool to explore the relationship between functional morphology and ecology. Students in the course will learn:

the evolutionary history and relationships of the major radiations of bony and cartilaginous fishes;
basic ecological principles as they relate to fish biology;
tools and techniques for collecting fishes;
basic morphology of cartilaginous and bony fishes;
tools and techniques of functional morphology.
For the first several weeks of the course there will be daily lectures and field trips to familiarize students with the basic tools and animals that they will need for the latter portion of the course. For the second half of the course students will pursue an independent research project.

Course Fees and Expenses: TBD. See:

Scholarships, Fellowships, Associated with the Course:

Funding Source: None

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Application Closing Date: 04/01/2018

Course Begins: 2018-07-16

Course Ends: 2018-08-17


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