BIOL 335 (Summer)

Marine Mammals (3 credits)

Huntsman Marine Science Center (HMSC), New Brunswick
(2 weeks in August)

Huntsman Marine Science Center


Instructor:
C. Hood
Huntsman Marine Science Centre
www.huntsmanmarine.ca (for general inquiries)
Prerequisite:
BIOL 205
Content:

The course is taught at the Huntsman Marine Science Centre, St. Andrews, N.B., generally but not always, during the month of August (see the Summer Studies calendar for exact dates). It is an introduction to the biology of marine mammals with special emphasis on whales and seals of the Bay of Fundy and Northwest Atlantic waters, though marine mammals from global locations will be discussed. There will be frequent field trips to observe marine mammals in their natural habitat. Lectures and laboratory sessions will cover such topics as: introduction to and identification of marine mammals, their distribution and abundances, origin and evolution, historical zoogeography, adaptations and community ecology as well as future prospects. For more information see the Undergraduate Coordinator in W3/25B .

For more information see the Undergraduate Coordinator in W3/25B - Stewart Biology Building, or check out the course web site at: http://www.huntsmanmarine.ca/education-outreach/courses/university/

     
Method:
The minimum of 130 contact hours over the two-week period combines formal lectures, laboratory exercises, field trips, and individual research projects.
Evaluation:
Presentations, term paper, laboratory notes and participation, final exam
Note:  Students must APPLY EARLY TO  HUNTSMAN, well before registering with McGill.

McGill University values academic integrity. Therefore all students must understand the meaning and consequences of cheating, plagiarism and other academic offences under the Code of Student Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures (see http://www.mcgill.ca/integrity/ for more information).

Last update: March 22, 2017