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Malone University    
 
    
 
  Nov 25, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog
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BIAU 359 - Marine Mammals

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Biology, behavior, ecology, identification, and conservation of the marine mammals of the Pacific Rim. This study area covers some major habitats in Puget Sound and the Salish Sea, with attention to the diving physiology, social behavior, and communications of whales and seals. The course aims to develop a stewardship perspective rooted in biological principles and directed at the global conservation of marine mammals and their ecosystems. Special attention is given to their use by cultures of the region in order to understand current issues. Prerequisite: one year of general biology or one semester of zoology. A course in anatomy and/or physiology is recommended.

This course is available through the Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies. Additional information is available at ausable.org. Interested students should contact the Office of the Department of Science and Mathematics.



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