Biology of Sharks and Rays II: Form and Function

Course Numbers: CZMT - 0673 and OCMB - 6250

In this course we will survey the evolution and diversity of past and present sharks and rays and also examine distributions, environments inhabited, ecological roles, interactions within and among species, and review the life history characteristics of sharks and rays in relation to their occurrence and sustainability in fisheries with the overall goal of understanding the diversity of sharks and rays, their role in marine ecosystems and their interactions with humans (other than in terms of shark attack).

Learning objectives

Students will have:

Textbook:

None

Winter 2014 Syllabus