SIO-133 Marine Mammal Biology

Syllabus

Paper Ideas

Textbook

Student Group Emails

Midterm Grades

Term Paper Grading Rubric

Presentation Grading Rubric

Term Paper Grades Report

Final Exam Grading Report

Final Overall Grades Report

SIO133_Fisheries_20160721_143039We went to NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center to see there marine mammal osteology collection.

20160716_113518_resizedA small group of us went on a voluntary meet-up at the SD Natural History Museum in Balboa Park. There is no better way to learn whale taxonomy, evolution and anatomy that looking at the real thing. Thanks NAT!!

Important Dates:

July 7: Paper topics due (via email to me)

July 12: MidTerm – Beginning of class

July 14: Paper outline due

July 21: Papers Due – at beginning of class

July 28: Presentations – End of Class

July 30: Final 11:30-2:30PM TBD

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Week 1:

Lectures 1: Introduction

Lecture 2: Oceanography

Lecture 3: Basic Evolution

Study Guide – Day 1

Lecture 4: Selection to The Marine Environment

Lecture 5: Cetacean Systematics and Evolution

Lecture 6: Cetacean Taxonomy 1

Study Guide – Day 2

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Week 2:

Lecture 6a: Cetacean Taxonomy (cont)

Lecture 7: Pinniped Evolution

Study Guide – Day 3

Lecture 8: Pinniped Taxonomy

Lecture 9: Anatomy

Study Guide – Day 4

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Week 3:

Lecture 10: Anatomy (cont.) See Lecture 9 slides

Lecture 11: Biogeography

Study Guide – Day 5

Lecture 12, 13, 14: Role of Marine Mammals in the Ecosystem

Study Guide – Day 6

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Week 4:

Lecture 15: Locomotion

Lecture 16A: Behavior Foraging

Study Guide – Day 7

lecture 16B: Behavior Mating

Lecture 17: Diving Physiology/Osmoregulation

Study Guide – Day 8

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Week 5:

Lecture 21: Acoustics Odontocetes

Lecture 22: Acoustics Mysticetes

Lecture 23: Impacts of Anthropogenic Sound

Day 9 – Study Guide

 

Lecture 24: Whaling

Lecture 25: Bycatch & Indirect Effects

Presentations at end of class

Study Guide – Day 10