Marine science is a field that studies various aspects of oceans as well as coastal or inland waters. Also, It deals with the animals and plants of the sea and estuaries and with airborne and terrestrial organisms that depend directly on bodies of saltwater for food and other necessities. Marine biologists study the relations between ocean phenomena and the distribution and adaptations of organisms.
This course follows on from Marine studies I, and is an excellant opportunity to extend your knowledge of a wide variety of marine organisms.
It contains a range of knowledge that will boost the rewards for those seriously interested in the marine world of their recreational or career-linked persuits. Divers, Fishermen and those involved in Marine Tourism will find this course particulaly useful. You will learn about many types of marine organisms, focusing mostly on Protists, Sponges, Marine plants, Cnidarians, Worms, Arthropods, Molluscs, Echinoderms, Non Bony Fish, Bony Fish and selected Marine Mammals.
Additional study paths would include conservation and enviromental management, wildlife conservation, zookeeping and tourism related courses such as adventure tourism, tourism I and II, ecotour management and ecoutour guiding.
Attractive discounts apply for multiple course pathways [see our 'discounts and payment plan' page]
There are 10 lessons in this course:
- Introduction and Simple Organisms (Protists, Sponges etc)
- Marine Plants
- Cnidarians and Worms:
- Sea Urchins
- Sea Cucumbers
- Non Bony Fishes:
- Bony Fishes I
- Bony Fishes II
- Marine Mammals
Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.
- Describe the variety and nature of microscopic animals which occur in marine environments.
- Describe the variety and nature of a range of different types of marine plants.
- Describe the variety and nature of a range of different types of cnidarians and marine worms.
- Describe the variety and nature of arthropods in marine environments.
- Describe the variety and nature of Molluscs in marine environments.
- Differentiate between different classes of Echinoderms and selected families within those classes.
- Describe the shared characteristics and distinguishing features of a selection of different species of non-bony fish.
- Describe characteristics of bony fish, including anatomy, physiology and behaviour.
- Differentiate between different families of bony fish.
- Describe the taxonomic characteristics of groups of marine animals including reptiles, birds and mammals.