Marine Biology

Course code MARI2300Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Environmental and Life Sciences

Introduces the world's oceans, which offer a wide range of environmental conditions to support marine life. Specific topics studied include the ocean environment, marine habitat types, classification and description of marine organisms, ecology of marine life and human impact on the marine environment.

Students who have passed MARI2900 may not enrol in MARI2300. Students who have passed MARI2900 can not count MARI2300 towards their degree.

In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory Workplace Health and Safety requirement. Students will receive full information on this compulsory course component in the course outline provided by the school.

Available in 2015

OurimbahSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will have:

1. an understanding of environmental conditions and human impacts that are affecting marine life;
2. knowledge of and ability to classify organisms.
Content1. The Ocean Environment
2. Marine Habitat Types
a) Marine provinces (zones)
b) Pelagic habitats
c) Benthic habitats
d) Intertidal habitats
e) Estuaries
f) Coral reefs
g) Deep ocean
3. Life in the Oceans; Marine Life 1
a) Introduction to classification.
b) Kingdom Monera
c) Kingdom Protista
d) Kingdom Protista
e) Kingdom Plantae
f) Kingdom Fungi
4.Life in the Oceans; Marine Life 2 (Animal Kingdom)
a) Porifera
b) Cnidaria
c) Ctenophora
d) Unsegmented marine worms
e) Segmented marine worms
f) Mollusca
g) Arthropods
h) Echinoderomata
i) Lophophorate animals
j) Chaetognatha
k) Animal underworld
5. Life in the Oceans; Marine Life 3
a) Hemichordata
b) Chordata
6. Life in the Oceans; Marine Life 4
a) Agnatha
b) Chondrichthyes
c) Osterchthyes
d) Marine reptiles
e) Sea birds
f) Marine mammals
7. Ecology of Marine Life.
8. Human Impact on the Marine Environment.
Replacing Course(s)NA
TransitionStudents who have passed MARI2900 may not enrol in MARI2300. Students who have passed MARI2900 can not count MARI2300 towards their degree.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeBIOL1010 Plant and Animal Biology
BIOL1020 Cell Biology, Genetics and Evolution
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Practical
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Examination: Formal
Laboratory Exercises
Quiz - Class
Contact HoursLaboratory: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Course ComponentWHS-Safety Induction or Risk Assessment. Compulsory Course Component: In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory safety induction.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MARI2300