BIOL 031. Marine Mammal Biology and Conservation


A survey of the unique evolutionary histories, ecological strategies and conservation concerns of cetaceans (whales & dolphins), pinnipeds (seals, sea lions, and walruses), and sirenians (manatees and dugongs).  Topics include how biologists study these animals, comparative approaches to examining their evolution, anatomy and physiology, and marine mammal adaptations for living in a marine environment.  
Prerequisite: BIOL 002   or permission of the instructor. 
Natural science and engineering practicum.
Lab required.
1 credit.
Eligible for ENVS, ESCH.
Spring 2020. Leslie.
Catalog chapter: Biology
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/biology


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