BIOLĀ 0016M. Marine Mammals and Birds

Unit: 1.5
Hours: 39 (21 lecture, 18 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. This class may require ability to hike moderate distances on uneven ground. Boat travel may be necessary. This class may involve camping in either developed campsites or in undeveloped wilderness areas. (CSU)