Introduction to Marine Studies Course Online

Study Marine Biology Online

One of our most popular courses! Join tutor Peter to discover the amazing world of marine life and our oceans!

In this marine studies course learn about marine ecology systems, reef formation and function, marine organisms such as fish, cephalopods and marine mammals, marine ecosystems and how human activity impacts all of these and more.

  • 100 hour self paced course
  • 1-on-1 tutor support
  • learn about marine biology
  • recommended for anyone with a love of the ocean, marine life, anyone who works with marine animals, tour guides, teachers.

Who is this marine studies course for?

This marine studies course is highly recommended for anyone with a love of the ocean, marine life, anyone who works with marine animals, tour guides, teachers. We recommend that anyone wanting to work in a with marine wildlife, both attain regular volunteer work and a boat licence where possible.

What you will do in this marine biology course:

  • Identify characteristics of various marine environments.
  • Discuss the first basic groups of marine animal life.
  • Identify characteristics of various marine environments.
  • Describe the range of molluscs and crustaceans in the marine environment and their lifecycles.
  • Describe the biology and ecological significance of Cephalopods and Clupeoids in the marine environment.
  • Describe a range of cartilaginous fish (sharks, rays) and selected bony fish (eels) that inhabit the ocean.
  • Describe selected species and the diversity of marine fish that exists in the world’s oceans.
  • Describe a range of marine mammals
  • Discuss the presence of marine mammals in the seas and oceans of the world.
  • Describe a range of reptiles and birds that co-habitat with fish in the marine environment.
  • Explain the impact of humans upon marine environments and of selected aspects of commercial fishing.

Course Outline

There are 9 lessons in this course:

1. Marine Ecology Systems

  • Ecology
  • Marine Weather (including El Nino, Thermocline, Gulf streams, etc.)
  • Continental shelf
  • Nutrient cycle
  • Red tide
  • Plankton
  • Marine Plants (including Mangroves, Shallow & Deep water algae, etc.)

2. Shallow Waters & Reefs

  • Coral Reefs
  • Rocky Shorelines
  • Estuaries
  • Introduction to marine arthropods.

3. Shellfish & Crustaceans

  • Molluscs and Brachiopods
  • True Crabs
  • Hermit Crabs
  • Lobsters
  • Prawns etc.

4. Squid, Octopus, and Other Primitive Animals

  • Cephalopods and Clupeoids, etc.

5. Fish Part A (Cartilaginous Fish)

  • Sharks
  • Eels
  • Rays
  • Shark Life cycle
  • How dangerous are sharks?
  • Effect of sharks on tourism, etc.

6. Fish Part B (Bony Fish)

  • Fish Anatomy/structure (identifying external and internal parts)
  • Legalities (protection of wildlife)
  • Types of fish, etc.

7. Marine Mammals (Dolphins, Whales, etc.)

  • Types of marine mammals
  • Protection and politics
  • Position of these animals in the food chain
  • Products derived from marine mammals and substitutes for those products

8. Turtles, Sea Snakes and Seabirds

  • Types of turtles and sea snakes
  • Toxicity of sea snakes
  • Turtle protection
  • Penguins and other sea birds (e.g. stints, knots, pelicans, swans, gulls, eagles, ibis, egrets, terns, shearwaters, gannets, albatross, prions, oyster-catchers and petrels)

9. Human Impact on Marine Environments & Fishing

  • Human impact on marine environments
  • Commercial vs recreational fishing
  • Significance of certain mesopelagic fish
  • Techniques for managing stocks of fish and other marine life

Enrol Now

  • Experienced Tutor support
  • Certificate sent to you
  • Online study (Printed notes available)
  • Self paced - no set timetable
  • 12 months to complete course

From: $35.00 / week for 19 weeks

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Send me a free info pack

Study Marine Biology Online

One of our most popular courses! Join tutor Peter to discover the amazing world of marine life and our oceans!

In this marine studies course learn about marine ecology systems, reef formation and function, marine organisms such as fish, cephalopods and marine mammals, marine ecosystems and how human activity impacts all of these and more.

  • 100 hour self paced course
  • 1-on-1 tutor support
  • learn about marine biology
  • recommended for anyone with a love of the ocean, marine life, anyone who works with marine animals, tour guides, teachers.

Who is this marine studies course for?

This marine studies course is highly recommended for anyone with a love of the ocean, marine life, anyone who works with marine animals, tour guides, teachers. We recommend that anyone wanting to work in a with marine wildlife, both attain regular volunteer work and a boat licence where possible.

What you will do in this marine biology course:

  • Identify characteristics of various marine environments.
  • Discuss the first basic groups of marine animal life.
  • Identify characteristics of various marine environments.
  • Describe the range of molluscs and crustaceans in the marine environment and their lifecycles.
  • Describe the biology and ecological significance of Cephalopods and Clupeoids in the marine environment.
  • Describe a range of cartilaginous fish (sharks, rays) and selected bony fish (eels) that inhabit the ocean.
  • Describe selected species and the diversity of marine fish that exists in the world’s oceans.
  • Describe a range of marine mammals
  • Discuss the presence of marine mammals in the seas and oceans of the world.
  • Describe a range of reptiles and birds that co-habitat with fish in the marine environment.
  • Explain the impact of humans upon marine environments and of selected aspects of commercial fishing.

Course Outline

There are 9 lessons in this course:

1. Marine Ecology Systems

  • Ecology
  • Marine Weather (including El Nino, Thermocline, Gulf streams, etc.)
  • Continental shelf
  • Nutrient cycle
  • Red tide
  • Plankton
  • Marine Plants (including Mangroves, Shallow & Deep water algae, etc.)

2. Shallow Waters & Reefs

  • Coral Reefs
  • Rocky Shorelines
  • Estuaries
  • Introduction to marine arthropods.

3. Shellfish & Crustaceans

  • Molluscs and Brachiopods
  • True Crabs
  • Hermit Crabs
  • Lobsters
  • Prawns etc.

4. Squid, Octopus, and Other Primitive Animals

  • Cephalopods and Clupeoids, etc.

5. Fish Part A (Cartilaginous Fish)

  • Sharks
  • Eels
  • Rays
  • Shark Life cycle
  • How dangerous are sharks?
  • Effect of sharks on tourism, etc.

6. Fish Part B (Bony Fish)

  • Fish Anatomy/structure (identifying external and internal parts)
  • Legalities (protection of wildlife)
  • Types of fish, etc.

7. Marine Mammals (Dolphins, Whales, etc.)

  • Types of marine mammals
  • Protection and politics
  • Position of these animals in the food chain
  • Products derived from marine mammals and substitutes for those products

8. Turtles, Sea Snakes and Seabirds

  • Types of turtles and sea snakes
  • Toxicity of sea snakes
  • Turtle protection
  • Penguins and other sea birds (e.g. stints, knots, pelicans, swans, gulls, eagles, ibis, egrets, terns, shearwaters, gannets, albatross, prions, oyster-catchers and petrels)

9. Human Impact on Marine Environments & Fishing

  • Human impact on marine environments
  • Commercial vs recreational fishing
  • Significance of certain mesopelagic fish
  • Techniques for managing stocks of fish and other marine life

Send me free info pack

Enrol Now

  • Experienced Tutor support
  • Certificate sent to you
  • Online study (Printed notes available)
  • Self paced - no set timetable
  • 12 months to complete course

From: $35.00 / week for 19 weeks

Clear
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