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Sea Slug Biology

Target Audience: Undergraduate Student

Institution: Oregon Institute of Marine Biology/University of Oregon

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Course Description: I 408/508 BIOLOGY OF SEA SLUGS (Nudibranchs & Lesser-Known Allies) (2 quarter credits)
Nudibranchs, well known for their beautiful coloration and forms, are members of the larger taxon of Heterobranchia. This diverse group includes shelled and non-shelled representatives, herbivorous and carnivorous forms, and benthic as well as pelagic species. Taxa to be covered will include locally available nudibranchs, sacoglossans, sea hares, side-gilled slugs, cephalaspideans, free-swimming pteropods, and marine pulmonates. Core topics to be covered will include consumer-prey relationships, diversity, biogeography, taxonomy, phylogeny, reproduction, and dispersal. Field work and laboratory activities will give the students an opportunity to focus on an investigation of their own choosing. Meets 6:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on July 14 and 15 and from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on July 21 and 22. Instructors:Nancy Treneman and Cynthia Trowbridge
Questions: Email

Course Fees and Expenses: $40 course fee

Funding Source: None

How to Apply: Fill out the summer application at: and email it to Tammy Trost at with “2018 Summer Application” in the subject.

Application Closing Date: 05/30/2018

Course Begins: 2018-07-14

Course Ends: 2018-07-22


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