OCEAN 431 Special Topics in Biological Oceanography

Reviews current research. Topics include global change effects on marine organisms, marine pathogens and emerging diseases, introduced species, marine viruses, astrobiology, hydrothermal vents, symbiosis, animal physiology, larval forms and dispersal, biogeography, and environmental ethics. Prerequisite: either OCEAN 430 or any 400-level BIOL, FISH, or MICROM course.