How smart are marine mammals? What’s the difference between sea lions and seals? How are marine mammals able to dive so deep? How can you differentiate between different whale species from the surface? How do marine mammals impact their ecosystems and how do humans impact them? These are a few of the fascinating questions that we will answer in this newly extended semester-long course!
In the newly extended version of Marine Mammals, we will explore even more species and facets of marine mammals’ lives to gain a broader understanding of how they function, survive, and thrive! Topics will include…
- Deep-sea diving adaptations
- Sound production & social behavior
- Marine mammal ecology
- Historical human impacts
- And more!
Students working at a higher level will have opportunities to delve even deeper into the material.
Note to Parents:
- Although this course will discuss historical hunting of marine mammals (whaling, sea otter hunting, etc.), we will discuss these issues in a positive light (how humanity has generally moved past these actions with few exceptions). Students sensitive to these topics may skip the week on historical human impacts or watch the recording in lieu of attending the live webinar.