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Marine Mammals of Costa Rica: Biology and Conservation

Cetacean and conservation

overview

This course introduces the biology of Costa Rica's marine mammals, including whales, dolphins, manatees, fur seals, and sea lions. Topics covered include the evolution, physiology, behavior, and ecology of marine mammals. Particular attention is paid to current topics in the management and conservation of cetaceans (whales and dolphins) in Costa Rica within marine protected areas or local coastal communities. Fieldwork will focus on basic ecological monitoring techniques and primary care on marine mammals’ stranding.

Code

ENV 3200

language

English

terms

Fall, Spring

credit

4 credits / 60 contact hours

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