Biology 312 -Biological Oceanography - Spring 2004

 Class meets Tuesday & Thursday 8:00 - 9:15 in Darwin 108

Please Note: The Final is due on Tuesday, May 18, not Monday! Sorry about the incorrect date you received.

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Week
 Date
 Topics
 Readings and Activities

1

Tues. Jan. 27

Introduction to Biological Oceanography
The Blue Planet: The Deep Sea

Handouts

Thurs. Jan. 29

Science of Marine Biology

Chapter 1, pp 3-19

2

Tues. Feb. 3

The Water Planet; The Sea Floor; Origin of the Earth and the Oceans; Global Plate Tectonics

Chapter 2, pp 21-32

Thurs. Feb. 5

Geological History and Provinces ofthe Ocean; The Ocean Abyss

Chapter 2. pp 32-40

 3

Tues. Feb. 10

**Quiz #1;
Chemical & Physical Properties of Water;
Ocean Water

Chapter 3, pp 43-52

Thurs. Feb. 12

Ocean Motion, Coriolis Effect, Currents, Tides and Layers

Chapter 3, pp 52-65

 4

Tues. Feb. 17

No class in lieu of Ocean Field Trip

Note: Field Trip is on another day!
See Field Trip Schedule.

Thurs. Feb. 19

**Quiz #2;
Basics of Biology; Life and Challenges in the Marine Environment

Chapter 4, pp 69-78

 5

Tues. Feb.24

Osmosis and Osmogregulation Adaptations; Diversity of Life

Chapter 4, pp 78-89

Thurs. Feb. 26

The Microbial World; Prokaryotes, Protists & Fungi; Cells that rule the Seas

Chapter 5, pp 91-102

 6

Tues. Mar. 2

Midterm Exam #1

Chapter 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5

Thurs. Mar. 4

Seaweeds and Marine Flowering Plants

Chapter 6, pp 105-115

 7

Tues. Mar. 9

Marine Animals without a Backbone:
The Invertebrates

Chapter 7, pp 117-134

Thurs. Mar. 11

**Quiz #3; More Exciting Marine Invertebrates
Finish Invertebrate Biology & Ecology

Chapter 7, pp 135-149

 8

Tues. Mar. 16

No class in lieu of Ocean Field Trip

Field Trip is on another day!
See Field trip Schedule.

Thurs. Mar. 18

Guest Speaker Julie Woodruff: The Distribution and Dispersal Potential of Phyllaplysia taylori (Research on a nudibranch found in Bodega Bay) Marine Vertebrates: Marine Fishes

Chapter 8, pp 153-165

9

Tues. Mar. 23

**Quiz #4; Fish Physiology: Regulation of Internal Environment
The Blue Planet: The Open Ocean

Chapter 8, 166-177

Thurs. Mar. 25

Marine Reptiles: (Sea Turtles, Sea Snakes); Marine Birds

Chapter 9, pp 179-187

 10

Tues. Mar. 30

Guest Speaker Ramona Zeno: Elephant Seal Behavior (Research on the colony at Ano Nuevo)
Marine Mammals; Secret Life of Dolphins

Chapter 9, pp 187-209

Thurs. Apr. 1

**Quiz #5; Structure and Function in Marine Ecosystems: Ecology and Zonation

Chapter 10, pp 215-232

 11

April 5 - 9

Spring Break -- NO CLASSES

 12

Tues. Apr. 13

Between the Tides: Communities and Vertical Zonation

Chapter 11, pp 235-245

Thurs. Apr. 15

Marine Life of Rocky Shores and Sediments (continued) Secrets of the Bay

Chapter 11, pp 246-257;

 13

Tues. Apr. 20

Midterm Exam #2

Chapters 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11

Thurs. Apr. 22

No class in lieu of Ocean Field Trip

Field Trip is on another day!
See Field trip Schedule.

 14

Tues. Apr. 27

Estuaries: Where Freshwater and Seawater Meet; Mudflat

Chapter 12, pp 259-267 (not to end)

Thurs. Apr. 29

Jane Wright: New Uses for Old Cold-war Technology
Origin and organisms of Coral Reefs; City of Coral; Ecology of Coral Reefs

Chapter 14, pp 297-313 (not to end)

 15

Tues. May 4

**Quiz #6
Epipelagic Food Webs; Red Tides

Chapter 15, pp 323-327 (not to end)

Thurs. May 6

Bioluminescence; Hydrothermal Vents and Seeps

Chapter 16, pp 365-367 & 377-378 only

 16

Tues. May 11

Adrienne Barber: The Bermuda Triangle's Mysteries Resources of the Seas;
Fisheries Depletion; Resource Exploitation Student Research Presentations

Chapter 17, pp 383-405

Thurs. May 13

Human Impact on Marine Environment

Chapter 18, pp 407-426

TUES., May 18

Final Exam 8 a.m.-9:50 a.m.

Comprehensive (about 50% on first 2/3 of semester; 50% on Chapters 12, 14, 15, 16, 17 & 18: see pages above)

 **Quizzes are worth 20 pts each. Your lowest quiz score will be dropped.

PLEASE NOTE: any changes to this schedule will be announced in class.

See Photos of Intertidal Marine Algae!

See Photos of Marine Invertebrates!

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Marilyn Cannon May 14, 2004