Marine Biology Courses (MB)

Offered at Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL) only

Courses are offered during the summer semester only. Because course offerings change, check current DISL summer bulletin for specific course offerings and descriptions.

MB 4402
Marine Invertebrate Zoology (4)
  A study of the natural history, systematics, and morphology of marine invertebrates from a variety of habitats in the Gulf of Mexico. Participation in extended field trips is a required part of the course. Prerequisites: BIO 1101/L101, 2229/L229, CHM 1143/L143.
   
MB 4403
Marine Vertebrate Zoology (4)
  Biology of marine vertebrates emphasizing systematics, behavior, physiology, and ecology of local forms. Prerequisites: BIO 1101/L101, BIO 2229/L229, CHM 1143/L143.
   
MB 4404
Marine Botany (4)
  A general survey of algae and vascular plants associated with the marine and estuarine environment. Prerequisites: BIO 1101/L101, 2229/L229, CHM 1143/L143.
   
MB 4410
Introduction to Oceanography (4)
  A general introduction to the physics, chemistry, geology, and biology of the oceans. Prerequisites: BIO 1101/L101, 2229/L229, CHM 1143/L143.
   
MB 4419
Marine Aquaculture (2)
  Techniques in live animal culture with an emphasis on basic principals that can be applied to the culture of any organism for research, display, or commercial profit. Prerequisites: BIO 1101/L101, 2229/L229, CHM 1143/L143.
   
MB 4423
Marine Ecology (4)
  Lecture and laboratory studies of bioenergetics, community structure, population dynamics, predation, competition, and speciation in marine ecosystem. Prerequisites: BIO 1101/L101, BIO 2229/L229,CHM 1143/L143.
   
MB 4428
Shark and Ray Biology (2)
  An introduction to the biology of sharks and rays, with special emphasis on regional shark fauna and field techniques.
Prerequisites: BIO 1101/L101, BIO 2229/L229, CHM 1143/L143.
   
MB 4430
Dolphins and Whales (2)
  Lectures, audiovisual presentations, and practical exercises to guide students to further study of cetaceans. Prerequisites: BIO 1101/L101, BIO 2229/L229, CHM 1143/L143, BIO 4432/L432 or MB 4403.
   
MB 4432
Biology and Conservation of Marine Turtles (2)
  An overview of the biology and conservation of marine turtles, including identification, distribution, nesting behavior, migratory behavior, and feeding ecology. Prerequisites: BIO 1101/L101,BIO 2229/L229, CHM 1143/L143.
   
MB 4438
Coastal Wetlands Ecology (3)
  This course will focus on coastal and near shore wetland areas, with an emphasis on the biogeochemical processes that occur within. Prerequisites: BIO 1101/L101, BIO 2229/L229, CHM 1143/L143.
   
MB 4460
Introduction to Neurobiology (4)
  The study of the structure, development, physiology, and pharmacology of the nervous systems and sense organs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
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