Deep-Sea Biology

Course Number: OCMB - 6560 and MEVS - 5550

The deep sea is the largest living space on the planet, with some of the most diverse, complex and extreme environments on the planet.  This course will cover major topics in deep-sea biology, including depth zonation, energetics, adaptations, extreme environments, sensory biology, bentho-pelagic coupling and anthropogenic threats.  This course will provide you with a basic understanding of what we know (and don't know) about deep-sea ecosystems, the methods used to study this environment and inhabitants, and it will create an opportunity to discuss major current questions and exciting new discoveries.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course the student will be able to:

Textbook: 

TBD

Winter 2014 Syllabus