|Course code MARI2300||Units 10||Level 2000||Faculty 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 Health and Safety requirement. Students will receive full information on this compulsory course component in the course outline provided by the school.
Available in 2014
|Objectives||On 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.
|Content||1. The Ocean Environment|
2. Marine Habitat Types
a) Marine provinces (zones)
b) Pelagic habitats
c) Benthic habitats
d) Intertidal habitats
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)
d) Unsegmented marine worms
e) Segmented marine worms
i) Lophophorate animals
k) Animal underworld
5. Life in the Oceans; Marine Life 3
6. Life in the Oceans; Marine Life 4
d) Marine reptiles
e) Sea birds
f) Marine mammals
7. Ecology of Marine Life.
8. Human Impact on the Marine Environment.
|Transition||Students who have passed MARI2900 may not enrol in MARI2300. Students who have passed MARI2900 can not count MARI2300 towards their degree.|
|Assumed Knowledge||BIOL1010 Plant and Animal Biology|
BIOL1020 Cell Biology, Genetics and Evolution
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Laboratory: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks|
Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for MARI2300|