BIO 514: Biology Marine Mammals

Prerequisite: Graduate Standing or permission of instructor

General Education requirement: Natural Science Technology

Biology of marine mammals, including cetaceans (whales and dolphins), pinnipeds (seals, sea lions, and walruses), sirenians (dugongs and manatees), and sea otters. Fossil, anatomical, physiological, life history, behavioral, and ecological evidence is marshaled to explore marine mammal adaptations for reproduction, feeding, locomotion, diving, thermoregulation, communication, and sensing their environment.

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