BIOSM 4650 Shark Biology and Conservation
The last 30 years have produced an explosion of new information on the biology of the approximately 1,000 living species of sharks, skates, rays, and chimaeras, which collectively make up the group Chondrichthyes. This course will cover advanced topics in the evolution, diversity, anatomy, functional morphology, neurobiology, sensory systems, behavior, reproduction, development, and conservation of cartilaginous fishes.
Outcome 1: Students will be able to describe elasmobranch phylogeny and evolution.
Outcome 2: Students will be able to explain how evolution has resulted in a wide variety of elasmobranch anatomical, physiological and morphological specializations.
Outcome 3: Students will develop skills and research methods used to advance understanding of shark biology, ecology and conservation.
Outcome 4: Students will become familiar with current and pst shark research, and study elasmobranch species in the Gulf of Maine.
One course in vertebrate anatomy, marine biology, or ichthyology; or permission of instructor.
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|Section ID:||BIOSM 4650 801-FLD|
|Program:||Marine Science - Shoals Marine Laboratory|
|Class dates:||July 17-31, 2023|
|Final exam/project due:||Monday July 31, 8 AM - 8 PM / TBA (see Final exams)|
|Time / room:||MTWRFSU 8 AM - 8 PM / TBA|
|Mode of instruction:||In person|
This class requires an application or instructor consent to enroll.