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Ichthyology 101: Diving into Fish and Sharks (Thursdays, 1:30pm-3:30pm)   NEW!

This course is an introductory level of ichthyology that will examine the amazing lives of boney fish, cartilaginous fish and jawless fish. This course will explore the classification and taxonomy of our gilled underwater cousins. We will examine the anatomy of fish and sharks and look for similarities and differences within their biological code. We will dive underwater with them through PowerPoints, films and photos to study their habitat, reproduction and incredible survival strategies. The academic backbone of this course will be supported by the instructor’s emphasis on environmental stewardship and conservation. Other important topics will include habitat change, overfishing, marine pollution and exotic species. Inquiries will be sought from students to expand our learning outcomes and enhance course materials. Class size limit: 110.

Suggested Reading: Ernest Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea" 1952.

 

 
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