An overview of marine biology and oceanography with an emphasis on real-world examples designed for freshman and sophomores. Students may take either the lecture only or both lecture and laboratory. A must for those interested in the marine world and those interested in joining the Marine Biology Minor.
How aquaculture and food production from aquatic plant and animal species contribute to sustainability of the aquatic environment. Importance of environmental changes and alteration of rearing techniques on product variety, quality, and safety, and conservation of aquatic species.
Overview of communicable and noncommunicable diseases that affect fish and shellfish. Major pathogens of free-ranging as well as captive animals discussed. Students learn to recognize, prevent, and control economically and ecologically important disease syndromes.