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MSCI 485: Marine Biogeography of California

Course description

SCUBA-based group capstone course involves the collection and analysis of data on fishes and invertebrates from across CA. Focuses on biogeographical patterns of the subtidal zone. This course requires field trips on weekends and dates when classes are not normally in session. Dive sites may be located inside many of CA's marine protected areas. A final project combines data collected by each student into a single, comprehensive analysis. Course fee may be required. [Prereq: (MSCI 300 or MSCI 340) and (MSCI 380) and (MSCI 345 or BIO 345) with a C- or better]