Marine Studies A (Introduction) Online Course

From: $50.00 Inc GST / week for 16 weeks

Duration

100 hrs (12 months)

Exam

Optional

Qualification

Certificate

Tutor Support

Yes unlimited by email

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This course is an excellent introduction for those who wish to work in the field of Marine Science or for those seeking to understand the range of fascinating marine environments and the organisms that inhabit them. You will be introduced to a wide range of factors related to marine studies that includes marine ecology systems, reef formation and function, marine organisms such as fish, cephalopods and marine mammals, marine ecosystems and how human activity impacts all of these.

This course can also be used as a base for marine tourism career-paths and boosts the rewards of advanced recreational activities such as scuba-diving, snorkeling, free-diving, fishing, bird-watching, kayaking, sailing and boating.

Students learn about a range of marine biology topics including marine ecosystems, bony fish, shellfish and crustaceans, marine mammals and more.

Course Aims:

  • Identify characteristics of various marine environments.
  • Discuss the first basic groups of marine animal life.
  • Identify characteristics of various marine environments.
  • Describe the range of molluscs and crustaceans in the marine environment and their lifecycles.
  • Describe the biology and ecological significance of Cephalopods and Clupeoids in the marine environment.
  • Describe a range of cartilaginous fish (sharks, rays) and selected bony fish (eels) that inhabit the ocean.
  • Describe selected species and the diversity of marine fish that exists in the world’s oceans.
  • Describe a range of marine mammals
  • Discuss the presence of marine mammals in the seas and oceans of the world.
  • Describe a range of reptiles and birds that co-habitat with fish in the marine environment.
  • Explain the impact of humans upon marine environments and of selected aspects of commercial fishing.

 

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Your Tutor

Peter Palma B.Sc. Fisheries, Master of Science (Aquaculture)
Peter Palma

Peter’s expertise includes broodstock and hatchery management of high-value marine fish species and disease management in aquaculture. He is currently a researcher at a fisheries development centre where he studies advanced fish breeding techniques and environment-friendly mariculture operations. He studied fisheries science and fish reproductive biology for his bachelor’s and master’s degree, respectively. Peter has published research papers in his areas of expertise and serves as a reviewer for scientific journals. Over the years, Peter has visited fish farms in Australia, Canada and Southeast Asia, and learned first-hand how aquaculture operations are done all over the world.