Tropical Marine Fish Ecology

Course Numbers: MEVS - 5000, OCMB - 6120, and CZMT - 0690

This course will cover the ecology of tropical fishes, including coastal, estuarine, mangrove and pelagic fishes. Emphasis is on identification and natural history of local species. Current theories on distribution and abundance will be discussed in addition to ecological theory. This course has a field component and upon return to the Oceanographic Center self directed and self-scheduled laboratory study will be required.

Learning Objectives

Students will:

Textbook:

Required - Humann, P. and Deloach, D. 2002. Reef Fish Identification: Florida, Caribbean, Bahamas 3rd Ed. New World Publications. ISBN: 1878348302

Additional requirements:

Digital underwater camera or case waterproof to 30' (available for $20-$40)