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Biology, behavior, ecology, identification, and conservation of the marine mammals of the Pacific Rim. This study area covers some major habitats in Puget Sound and the Salish Sea, with attention to the diving physiology, social behavior, and communications of whales and seals. The course aims to develop a stewardship perspective rooted in biological principles and directed at the global conservation of marine mammals and their ecosystems. Special attention is given to their use by cultures of the region in order to understand current issues.

Academic Level:
Science and Mathematics [SM]
Biology- Au Sable Course [BIOA]
Terms Offered:
(Term Legend)
2014SU, 2012S4

The specified course is not being offered during the currently active term(s).