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Marine Studies B BEN203 Course Online

Marine Biology Online Course

Follow on from Marine Studies I with this in-depth course that focuses on Protists, Sponges, Marine plants, Cnidarians, Worms, Arthropods, Molluscs, Echinoderms, Non Bony Fish, Selected Bony Fish and selected Marine Mammals.   You can take this as a stand alone course too!

Course Aims

  • Describe the variety and nature of microscopic animals which occur in marine environments.
  • Describe the variety and nature of a range of different types of marine plants.
  • Describe the variety and nature of a range of different types of cnidarians and marine worms.
  • Describe the variety and nature of arthropods in marine environments.
  • Describe the variety and nature of Molluscs in marine environments.
  • Differentiate between different classes of Echinoderms and selected families within those classes.
  • Describe the shared characteristics and distinguishing features of a selection of different species of non-bony fish.
  • Describe characteristics of bony fish, including anatomy, physiology and behaviour.
  • Differentiate between different families of bony fish.
  • Describe the taxonomic characteristics of groups of marine animals including reptiles, birds and mammals.

Course Outline

There are 10 lessons in this course:

  1. Introduction and Simple Organisms
    • Terminology
    • Classification or Taxonomy
    • Simple and microscopic organisms
    • Types of protazoans
    • Ciliates
    • Flagellates
    • Algae
    • Bacteria
    • Plankton
    • Sponges
  2. Marine Plants
    • Terminology
    • Overview of seaweeds
    • Chlorophyta (Green Algae)
    • Phaeophyta (Brown Algae)
    • Rhodophyta (Red algae)
    • Marine fungi
    • Marine flowering plants: sea grasses, mangroves, salt marsh plants
  3. Cnidarians and Worms:
    • Terminology
    • Anemones
    • Jellyfish
    • Crustaceans
    • Worms: flatworms, ribbon worms, round worms
    • Segmented worms. peanut worms, giant tube worms
  4. Arthropods
    • Introduction
    • Characteristics
    • Prawns and shrimps
    • Deep water prawns in the atlantic
    • The common prawn (Palaemon serratus)
    • Giant red shrimp
    • Pink prawn
    • Shallow water prawns
    • Indian white prawn
    • Tiger prawn
    • Kuruma shrimp
    • Green tiger prawn
    • Peneaeus notialis and others
    • Barnacles
    • Crabs
    • True crabs
    • Hermit crabs
  5. Molluscs
    • Introduction and classification
    • Characteristics
    • Gastropods
    • Whelk
    • Bivalves
    • Mussels and oysters
    • Cocles
    • Green lipped mussels, common mussel, mediterranean mussel, and others
    • Pacific oyster, European flat oyster, Olympia oyster
    • Nudibranchs (open gilled sea slugs)
    • Cephalapods
    • Octopuses
    • Biology of the octopus
    • Cuttlefish
    • Squid: classification and biology
    • Oegopsida squid and other squid
    • Chitons
  6. Echinoderms:
    • Terminology
    • Characteristics of Echinoderms
    • Starfish
    • Sea Urchins
    • Sea Cucumbers
  7. Non Bony Fishes:
    • Lampreys
    • Hagfishes
    • Sharks
    • Rays
  8. Bony Fishes I
    • Introduction
    • Terminology
    • Structure and biological characteristics
    • Classification
  9. Bony Fishes II
    • Families within Oesteichyes
    • Mesopelagic fish: distribution, life historyand ecology
    • Clupeoids (eg. sardine, herring)
    • Tunas: types, life history, feeding, predators
    • Mackerels
    • Bill Fish (Marlins, spear fish, sail fish)
  10. Marine Mammals and Higher Animals
    • Marine reptiles: sea snakes, sea turtles, crocadylians
    • Pinnipeds (seals walruses, Seal lions
    • Dugongs and Manatees
    • Whales and Dolphins
    • Sea birds

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

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    Marine Biology Online Course

    Follow on from Marine Studies I with this in-depth course that focuses on Protists, Sponges, Marine plants, Cnidarians, Worms, Arthropods, Molluscs, Echinoderms, Non Bony Fish, Selected Bony Fish and selected Marine Mammals.   You can take this as a stand alone course too!

    Course Aims

    • Describe the variety and nature of microscopic animals which occur in marine environments.
    • Describe the variety and nature of a range of different types of marine plants.
    • Describe the variety and nature of a range of different types of cnidarians and marine worms.
    • Describe the variety and nature of arthropods in marine environments.
    • Describe the variety and nature of Molluscs in marine environments.
    • Differentiate between different classes of Echinoderms and selected families within those classes.
    • Describe the shared characteristics and distinguishing features of a selection of different species of non-bony fish.
    • Describe characteristics of bony fish, including anatomy, physiology and behaviour.
    • Differentiate between different families of bony fish.
    • Describe the taxonomic characteristics of groups of marine animals including reptiles, birds and mammals.

    Course Outline

    There are 10 lessons in this course:

    1. Introduction and Simple Organisms
      • Terminology
      • Classification or Taxonomy
      • Simple and microscopic organisms
      • Types of protazoans
      • Ciliates
      • Flagellates
      • Algae
      • Bacteria
      • Plankton
      • Sponges
    2. Marine Plants
      • Terminology
      • Overview of seaweeds
      • Chlorophyta (Green Algae)
      • Phaeophyta (Brown Algae)
      • Rhodophyta (Red algae)
      • Marine fungi
      • Marine flowering plants: sea grasses, mangroves, salt marsh plants
    3. Cnidarians and Worms:
      • Terminology
      • Anemones
      • Jellyfish
      • Crustaceans
      • Worms: flatworms, ribbon worms, round worms
      • Segmented worms. peanut worms, giant tube worms
    4. Arthropods
      • Introduction
      • Characteristics
      • Prawns and shrimps
      • Deep water prawns in the atlantic
      • The common prawn (Palaemon serratus)
      • Giant red shrimp
      • Pink prawn
      • Shallow water prawns
      • Indian white prawn
      • Tiger prawn
      • Kuruma shrimp
      • Green tiger prawn
      • Peneaeus notialis and others
      • Barnacles
      • Crabs
      • True crabs
      • Hermit crabs
    5. Molluscs
      • Introduction and classification
      • Characteristics
      • Gastropods
      • Whelk
      • Bivalves
      • Mussels and oysters
      • Cocles
      • Green lipped mussels, common mussel, mediterranean mussel, and others
      • Pacific oyster, European flat oyster, Olympia oyster
      • Nudibranchs (open gilled sea slugs)
      • Cephalapods
      • Octopuses
      • Biology of the octopus
      • Cuttlefish
      • Squid: classification and biology
      • Oegopsida squid and other squid
      • Chitons
    6. Echinoderms:
      • Terminology
      • Characteristics of Echinoderms
      • Starfish
      • Sea Urchins
      • Sea Cucumbers
    7. Non Bony Fishes:
      • Lampreys
      • Hagfishes
      • Sharks
      • Rays
    8. Bony Fishes I
      • Introduction
      • Terminology
      • Structure and biological characteristics
      • Classification
    9. Bony Fishes II
      • Families within Oesteichyes
      • Mesopelagic fish: distribution, life historyand ecology
      • Clupeoids (eg. sardine, herring)
      • Tunas: types, life history, feeding, predators
      • Mackerels
      • Bill Fish (Marlins, spear fish, sail fish)
    10. Marine Mammals and Higher Animals
      • Marine reptiles: sea snakes, sea turtles, crocadylians
      • Pinnipeds (seals walruses, Seal lions
      • Dugongs and Manatees
      • Whales and Dolphins
      • Sea birds

    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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