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Moss Landing Marine Mammal Courses – Winter

BIO 347

Working with Marine Mammals (Online Version)

Class Dates: Jan 5 - Jan 22, 2021

Live Zoom Meetings: Jan 5, Jan 12, and Jan 19 from 3 - 4:30 PM

This 3 credit course is designed to assist people who are interested in developing a career in marine mammalogy. This course will be offered with 3 live zoom meetings as a hybrid where the remaining (majority) of the course will be available to watch on-demand in pre-recorded videos. This maximizes schedule flexibility for the student while maintaining instructor interaction. It will provide practical information about marine mammals and working with them, drawing on the rich background of marine mammal work in the Monterey Bay area. The course will include video experiences with the marine mammals from the Monterey Bay and those at Moss Landing Marine Labs. This class will instruct students in captive marine mammal husbandry (care and maintenance), training, basic physiology, an overview of common research topics and techniques, as well as public display, education, and current issues in marine mammalogy. Students will have a virtual internship experience demonstrating the daily care of research-trained California sea lions. They will also gain experience in developing a resume, job interviews, and public presentations.

Marine Mammal Training Monterey Bay

Questions about the course? Contact instructor Jenifer Zeligs at

Achievement Outcomes

  • Certificate of Completion in Beginning Marine Mammalogy upon completing BIO 347, BIO 148, and an internship
  • Fulfills MLO #7 for ESTP Majors or College Science Requirements


  • No prerequisites needed
  • Open to all high school graduates


Registration opens October 19!

CSUMB Students: Register online through OASIS

Non-CSUMB Students: Register by submitting the Winter@ CSUMB Registration Form. For more information, visit How to Register.

How to Register


$280 cost per unit x 3 units $840 per class
Campus fees (one-time fee)$39
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Winter @ CSUMB

(831) 582-4500
Gavilan Hall