Intro to Coastal Flora and Fauna, Pelagic Birds and Marine Mammals
Instructors: Larry Basch, Ph.D. and TBA
Dates: Friday-Sunday, August 25-27, 2017
Location: Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, Charleston, OR
Tuition: $150 (does not include lodging).
Limited lodging available at OIMB. Contact SFI for details.
You will be introduced to benthic (sea floor) and planktonic marine organisms, pelagic and shore birds, and marine mammals offshore of the Coos Bay and Cape Arago region, an area known for extremely high diversity. Several scientific tools will be used to look at this marine biodiversity up close in the field and laboratory. We will survey local species and habitats and ecological and oceanographic processes influencing organism form, function, interactions, survival and distribution. We will also discuss uses of marine resources by local communities, coastal tribes, and wildlife. Students need to be able to make observations using microscopes and binoculars, on a moving vessel at sea, on wet, slippery, seaweed-covered rocks on shore, and in the laboratory.
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