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Marine macrofauna: whales, seals, seabirds, fishes, turtles, jellies, and people in Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Evolution, food webs, and distributional ecology; physical and human influences on foraging and movement behavior. Student research builds ecosystem-based science for Sanctuary management.

Additional Costs and Considerations:

  • This course includes significant time aboard the NOAA Vessel, Auk. Days at sea are only weather permitting so please allow for flexibility on this.
  • Keep in mind that even when the weather in Boston is warm, the weather at sea may be very cold. Make sure to dress in layers.

Syllabus: BI546 Marine Megafauna Ecology 2023 Syllabus