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Marine Biology

Code: 
BIOL-265
Semester: 
D Semester
Course type: 
Obligatory
Course units: 
3
ECTS units: 
4

Hours per week

Theory: 
3

Instructors

Description

Objectives of the course (preferably expressed in terms of learning outcomes and competences: Introductory university-level course dealing with the biology/ecology of marine organism.

Course contents:   The ocean as a habitat, some ecological and biological concepts. Classification of the marine environment. Physical and chemical properties of sea water. The ocean in motion. Marine primary producers. Benthic communities. The pelagic realm: zooplankton and nekton. Human intervention in the sea.

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The Department of Biology of the University of Crete was established in 1981 and is today an internationally recognized center for contemporary university education and research in the field of Biology.

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