SMS 480 - Semester-by-the-Sea: Biology of Marine Invertebrates

Emphasis will be on body plan and design of marine invertebrates, including investigating how body design facilitates living in selected marine habitats. After a quick review of the marine phyla, lectures will discuss functional organization of invertebrates' bodies, including embryology and development. Emphasis in the lab sessions is on identification of coastal Maine invertebrates. Lectures, labs and field trips are integrated into a single class experience that is taught one entire day per week at the Darling Marine Center. NOTE: Because of overlap, BIO 353 and SMS 480 cannot both be taken for degree credit. Course may have field trips during class times.

Prerequisites: SMS 100 and SMS 201 or BIO 200.

Course Typically Offered: Fall

Credits: 4

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