MRNE 435

Introduction to Biological Oceanography

Units: 1.5 or 3.0

An introduction to the biology of the oceans, with supporting coverage of relevant physics and chemistry. Emphasis will be placed on plankton biology, community structure and life histories, and influencing environmental factors. Collections will be made from sheltered inlets, through Barkley Sound to offshore waters. Involves both field and laboratory studies of plankton organisms.


  • This is a field course offered at the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre for upper level Biology credit. Please visit for more information.

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

Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020

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

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