ZOOL 200 : Marine Biology
Biological, physical, and chemical characteristics, flora and fauna, and interactions of components of marine ecosystems; survey of marine environments; utilization, exploitation, pollution, and conservation of marine resources; with special emphasis on the Hawaiian marine environment.
Registration in ZOOL 200L.
- Explain the process and philosophical basis of scientific inquiry.
- Distinguish between living things and inanimate objects.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the physical and chemical characteristics of the marine environment, especially those of the Hawaiian marine environment, and how they impact marine life.
- Communicate knowledge of the diversity of marine organisms, especially Hawaiian species.
- Exhibit an appreciation of the interaction between structure and function of marine life and how marine organisms are taxonomically related.
- Illustrate and provide examples of the ecological role of and relationships between marine organisms.
- Describe the major life zones of the ocean and the adaptations of living things relevant to being a successful species in these zones.
- Recognize and suggest solutions to the negative impacts of human activities on the marine environment.
- Research and write, using the language of the field, about a marine biology topic.