Hours per week
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.