BIOLĀ 0016M. Marine Mammals and Birds

Unit: 1.5
Hours: 45 (18 lecture, 27 laboratory)
Field study of the biology of marine mammals and marine birds. Shore and pelagic organisms are studied, emphasizing California-associated species and their habitats. Field and lecture topics include: ecology, evolution, behavior, reproduction, distribution, anatomy, physiology, identification, and population status of whales, true and eared seals, sea otters, shore, bay and pelagic birds. Hiking and boat travel may be necessary. Camping and entrance fees may be required. Students may be required to provide their own transportation. (CSU)