ENV 3200: Marine Mammals of Costa Rica: Biology and Conservation
Summer I, Summer II, Fall, Spring,
$ USD 1030
This course is an introduction to the biology of marine mammals of Costa Rica, 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 with local coastal communities. Field work will focus on basic ecological monitoring techniques and primary care on marine mammals strandings.
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