BIO 356 The Biology of Marine Fishes

The biology of marine fishes begins with a study of the phylogenetic evolution of fishes. Within this context, it discusses the physiology, ecology, and behavior of marine fishes, utilizing examples from our local fauna. Advanced methods of studying marine fishes will be covered, with an emphasis on field research in which the class will visit various marine habitats throughout Southern California. Includes one three-hour laboratory per week. Labs may take longer than the scheduled laboratory period to accommodate field trips.

Credits

4 units

Prerequisite

BIO 240, BIO 250, BIO 260, BIO 268, BIO 270, BIO 275, or BIO 280; or permission of instructor

Corequisite

BIO 356L

Core Requirements Met

  • Laboratory Science