Marine Studies B (Marine Life) Online Course

From: $50.00 Inc GST / week for 16 weeks

Exam

Optional

Duration

100 hrs (12 months)

Qualification

Certificate

Tutor Support

Yes unlimited by email

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About this Course

This course follows on from Marine studies A, and is an excellent opportunity to expand your knowledge of a broad variety of marine organisms.

It contains a  range of expertise that will boost the rewards for those seriously interested in the marine world of their hobby or career-linked pursuits. Divers, Fishermen and those involved in Marine Tourism will find this course specifically useful.   You will learn about the 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 environmental management, wildlife conservation, zoo keeping and tourism related courses such as adventure tourism, tourism A and B, eco tour management and eco tour guiding.

Course Aims:

  • 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.

 

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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.