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MSCI 455: Marine Fish Ecology

Course description

Course explores the ecology of marine fishes and associated conservation and management efforts. Focuses upon fish distribution and the environmental drivers underlying that distribution in California and other locales. Students complete a semester-long project involving field sampling along the central coast using a suite of tools, including remotely operated vehicles, towed camera sleds, and SCUBA. Course project may be used as a course-based capstone project.  [(Prereq: (MSCI 345 AND MSCI 340 with a C- or better) and (Prereq or Coreq: (MSCI 370 and (MSCI 350 or ENVS 350) with a C- or better)]