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2019-2020 University of Maine at Machias Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 University of Maine at Machias Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIO 206 - Intro to Marine Biology

This is a survey of major marine ecosystems, including plankton, rocky intertidal, mudflat, marsh, coral reef and deep sea communities.  Topics for each ecosystem include identifications, life histories, biology and ecology of dominant species.  Field trips to local marine environments are used to develop identification skills, ecological techniques, experimental design, and statistical analysis of data.  Students participate in toxic alga monitoring program for the Maine State Department of Marine Resources throughout the semester.  Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 4 hours.

Prerequisites: BIO 117, BIO 118, BIO 119 and ENV 103, or permission of instructor.

Course Typically Offered Every Fall

Credits: 4