Study of marine plants such as mangroves and seagrasses including algae (microalgae and macroalgae or seaweeds), their nature and evolution, classification, distribution, habitats, morphology, physiology, and reproduction.

In this course, students will learn what marine invertebrates are, how they are classified, how each is similar and different to ourselves and how each is connected to us. The anatomy and life history of approximately 35 recognized invertebrate phyla, their evolutionary relationships, and their ecological roles in marine environments will be covered. Students will go to the habitats where marine invertebrates live including tide pools, and experimental aquaria.

This course covers the classification of marine fishes, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Topics include identification, feeding behavior, reproduction, migration, and other marine vertebrate characteristics.

The study of the chemical and biological processes of the world's oceans; the principles, instruments and methods of oceanographic investigation.