[MARMAM] 2016 Summer Classes (Marine Mammals, Sharks, Sea Turtles) - University of Hawaii at Hilo
jpturner at hawaii.edu
Thu Feb 18 15:39:17 PST 2016
I am pleased announce that I will be offering the following three classes
this summer at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. The labs for each class
involve research-based, hands-on techniques as the students participate in
research studies focused upon each group of marine animals.
Please forward to any of your students who might be interested:
*MARE 390 - Biology of Marine Mammals/Lab*
*MARE 380 - Natural History of Sharks and Rays/Lab*
*MARE 490 - Sea Turtle Conservation & Ecology/Lab*
*Dates: June 20 - July 29, 2016*
*MARE 390, Biology of Marine Mammals, 3 credits - Dr. Jason Turner*
Comprehensive investigation of a diverse group of highly adapted marine
vertebrates. Whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, sea lions, walruses,
manatees, dugongs, sea otters and polar bears will be covered. Focus will
be on taxonomy, anatomy and physiology, behavior, reproductive ecology,
adaptations to the marine environment, and conservation and management.
Pre: instructor's consent.
*MARE 390L, Biology of Marine Mammals Laboratory, 1 credit - Dr. Jason
Field and lab techniques employed by professional marine mammal biologists
including shore and boat-based surveys, photo-identification, and acoustic
sampling. Investigations will focus on local species of marine mammals.
Pre: MARE 390 or concurrent enrollment. $250 lab fee payable upon
*MARE 380, Natural History of Sharks and Rays, 3 credits - Dr. Jason Turner*
This course will examine the natural history of the Elasmobranchs, an
ancient group of fishes that have existed for almost 450 million years.
Comprehensive investigations of sharks, rays, skates, sawfishes, and
chimera along with representative species from Hawai`i will be conducted.
Subjects will include evolution, taxonomy, anatomy, physiology, ecology,
conservation and management of these unique animals. Discussions of current
research papers along with group research projects will be covered during
lectures. Pre: Concurrent enrollment in MARE 380L required.
*MARE 380L, Natural History of Sharks, Rays, and Skates Lab, 1 credit - Dr.
This course will further examine Elasmobranchs using a hands-on approach to
compliment the work done in lecture using both laboratory and field-based
activities. Laboratory sessions will involve detailed dissections of shark,
ray, skate, and chimera functional anatomy. Students will also participate
in a tagging study of coastal shark species throughout the Big Island of
Hawai‘i. Pre: Concurrent enrollment in MARE 380 required. $250 lab fee
payable upon registration.
*MARE 490, Sea Turtle Conservation & Ecology, 3 credits - Dr. Jason Turner*
All-encompassing look at the natural history of these ancient marine
vertebrates with special focus on sea turtle of Hawaii. Topics include
investigations of sea turtles, sea snakes, saltwater crocodiles and marine
iguanas throughout the world. Subjects will consist of conservation and
management, human impacts, reproductive and feeding ecology, evolution,
taxonomy, and anatomy and physiology of these unique marine animals. Pre:
prior college-level marine biology course recommended, or equivalent or
instructor’s consent. Pre: Concurrent enrollment in MARE 490L.
*MARE 490L, Sea Turtle Conservation & Ecology Laboratory, 1 credit - Dr.
Field and lab techniques employed by sea turtle biologists including shore
and underwater photo-surveys, forage surveys, and evaluation of nests and
hatchlings. Investigations will focus on local species of sea turtles of
Hawaiiincluding green (*Chelonia mydas*) and hawksbill (*Eretmochelys
imbricata*). Pre: Concurrent enrollment in MARE 490. $250 lab fee payable
*Tuition and Fees*
*Tuition and fees for the 2016 Summer Session are:*
Undergraduate Resident $288 per credit
Undergraduate Non-resident $407 per credit
Undergraduate WUE* $347.50 per credit
Graduate Resident $447 per credit
Graduate Non-resident $590 per credit
Student Life Center fee: $ 35
Lab and Other Fees Varies
*Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) and for Pacific Island students
*Registration begins April 1; please email me directly if you have any
*jpturner at hawaii.edu <jpturner at hawaii.edu>*
*For additional information about the University of Hawaii at Hilo Summer
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