Marine Science

  • CAS MR 529: Tropical Marine Fisheries
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS BI 260; and admission to the Marine Semester.
    Examines ecology and management of commercially valuable fishes and shellfishes in the Belizean Barrier Reef with emphasis on human impacts on species diversity and abundance. Topics include population dynamics, essential fish habitat, bioeconomics, sustainable harvesting and management institutions. Effective Fall 2019, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Oral and/or Signed Communication, Research and Information Literacy.
    • Oral and/or Signed Communication
    • Research and Information Literacy
  • CAS MR 533: Scientific Diving and Underwater Research Methods
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: enrollment in the Marine Semester, basic scuba diving certification, and consent of instructor.
    Introduces students to underwater research methods. Lecture and dive exercises include diving physics, diving physiology, dive planning, equipment, first aid, and data collection. This course fulfills American Academy of Underwater Sciences scientific diver training requirements. Taught in the Marine Semester. Effective Fall 2019, this course is part of a Hub sequence.
    • Part of a Hub sequence