MRNE 440

Biology of Marine Birds

Units: 1.5 or 3.0

A study of the interrelationship of birds and the marine environment; the systematics and ecological relationships, behaviour, life histories, movement and conservation of marine birds; census techniques and methods of studying marine birds in the field will be treated utilizing seabirds and marine-associated birds in the Barkley Sound region. Seabird identification, classification, morphology, plumages and molt will be examined in the laboratory.

Note:

  • Students who have completed a course in Vertebrate Zoology may request permission to register in the course.
  • This is a field course offered at the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre for upper level Biology credit. Please visit www.bamfieldmsc.com for more information.

Prerequisites:

  • Permission of the department.

Undergraduate course in Marine Science offered by the Department of Biology in the Faculty of Science.

Schedules:
Summer 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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