BIOLĀ 0016U. Coastal Habitats of Central California

Units: 2
Hours: 54 (27 lecture, 27 laboratory)
Field study of the unique features of the central California coast between Morro Bay, Big Sur, Monterey Bay, and Point Reyes National Seashore. Coastal habitats explored, identifying coastal plants, animals, and geologic processes, and emphasizing the interrelationships characteristic of coastal environments. Environments studied include sandy beach, ocean bay, tidepool, mudflat, coastal forests, oak woodland, grasslands and coastal scrub. Areas are contrasted with other coastal regions. Human impacts and living styles viewed as they effect the natural environments. Hiking and boat travel may be necessary. Camping, entrance and transportation fees may be required. (CSU)