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ZOOL 106: Hawaiian Marine Invertebrates (3 credits)

Course Description

Survey of marine invertebrates, their structure, ecology, and evolutionary relationships. Emphasis will be placed on identification and uses of Hawaiian tidal and coral reef animals. Three field trips required. (3 hours lecture)

Recommended Preparation: Ability to swim.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • apply the principles of science and the scientific method to the study of marine invertebrates.
  • identify the common species of Hawaiian marine invertebrates by their common, scientific and Hawaiian names.
  • describe the basic biology (anatomy, morphology, adaptation, physiology, higher systematics, phylogeny, nutrition, behavior, ecology and biogeography) of marine invertebrates.
  • describe the importance of marine invertebrates to human society.

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