SMS 481 - Semester-by-the-Sea: Design of Marine Organisms: Momentum, Mass and Information Transfer

Students use flumes and other flow devices to gain an understanding of the principles of momentum and mass transfer and then to discover how they influence form and function in marine organisms. Lectures prepare students to conduct their own laboratory observations: abiotic flows and model living organisms interacting with flows. A final integration adds sensory ecology and unsteady flow behaviors. Applications range from bacteria to invertebrates and vertebrates. Lecture and laboratory are combined into a day-long class period. Taught at the Darling Marine Center. Course will include field trips during class hours.

Prerequisites: BIO 200 or SMS 201 and PHY 112 or PHY 122.

Course Typically Offered: Fall, Odd Years

Credits: 4

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