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ENV 3190 Tropical Marine Biology

OVERVIEW

CEA Partner Institution: Veritas University
Location: San José, Costa Rica
Primary Subject Area: Env. Sciences
Other Subject Area: Biology
Instruction in: English
Course Details: Level 300
Recommended Semester Credits: 4
Contact Hours: 60

DESCRIPTION

The oceans occupy about 71% of the Earth's surface and tropical seas hold the highest ecosystem and species diversity on it. In this course we will introduce the basic concepts of tropical oceanography, marine geology, marine ecology and marine biology, with emphasis on the interaction between species, between species and their environment and between ecosystems. We will also learn about human environmental impact, and the utility, management and conservation of the ecosystems. Besides class activities this course includes field trips when we will have first hand contact with the marine environment and coastal population.
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