Introduction to Marine Biology

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    July 1, 2020

  • Last updated

    July 1, 2020

Enroll in Introduction to Marine Biology with Dolphin STEM Academy

Course Overview

This one-semester course is intended to help you familiarize yourself with the knowledge and
skills required for a career in marine biology. This course has 15 lessons organized into four
units. Each unit has a Unit Activity and each lesson contains one or more Lesson Activities.

In the Introduction to Marine Biology course you will explore the fundamental concepts of
marine biology. You will learn about the formation and characteristic features of the oceans. You
will also learn about the scientific method and explore careers available in marine biology. The
course will introduce you to the characteristic features of different taxonomic groups found in the
ocean. You will learn about the different habitats, life forms, and ecosystems that exist in the
oceans and explore the different types of adaptations marine creatures possess to survive in the
ocean. You will learn about succession and the flow of energy in marine ecosystems. Finally,
you will also learn about the resources that the oceans provide and the threats that the oceans
face from human activities.

Your teacher will grade your work on the Unit Activities, and you will grade your work on the
Lesson Activities by comparing them with the given sample responses. The Unit Activities
(submitted to the teacher) and the Lesson Activities (self-checked) are major components of this
course. There are other assessment components, namely the mastery test questions that
feature along with the lesson; the pre- and post-test questions that come at the beginning and
end of the unit, respectively; and an end-of-semester test. All of these tests are a combination of
simple multiple-choice questions and technology-enhanced (TE) questions.

Course Goals

By the end of this course, you will be able to do the following:
Describe the formation, geography, and characteristic features of the oceans.
Explain how the biogeochemical and hydrological cycles operate and their significance to life on Earth.
Describe and implement the scientific approach to studying marine biology.
Describe the careers, skills, and qualifications required for a career in marine biology.
Describe the different zones in the ocean and the division of life forms on the basis of these zones.
Classify and describe different life forms in the ocean.
Discuss the abiotic and biotic features of different ecosystems present in the ocean.
Describe adaptations of organisms to life in a marine environment.
Examine how succession takes place over a period of time in an ecosystem.
Identify different types of marine resources and discuss the services provided by the world’s oceans.
Identify and describe the threats faced by marine ecosystems due to human activity


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