Course Title: 
Marine Biology and Ecology
Course Number: 
BI 450
Marine Biology (Bi 450) is an intensive, term–long course based at Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC). The course is divided into 7 topics or sections taught by different instructors that include 1) coastal geology and oceanography, 2) marine invertebrate biology and natural history, 3) marine fish biology and natural history, 4) marine algae and natural history, 5) marine conservation and policy, 6) marine community ecology, and 7) small group research projects. The material is presented in a variety of ways including lectures, discussions, laboratory work, and field trips. The final 2 weeks is devoted to a culminating research project involving a proposal, presentation, and paper. The students maintain a blog during the course located at: http://www.marinebio450.blogspot.com/