Marine Invertebrate Zoology (6 weeks; April 28 - June 6)
Instructors: Dr. Marjorie Wonham (Quest U)
Dr. Tara Macdonald (Institute of Ocean Sciences)
Marine invertebrates represent almost every phylum on earth, and Barkley Sound contains a fantastic diversity of them. In this course, students investigate the zoology – the functional morphology, behaviour, ecology, and phylogenetic relationships – of living marine invertebrates. We take field trips to explore a variety of habitats and organisms, including exposed rocky shores, mudflats, eelgrass beds, and beaches. Field work is complemented by lab work, lectures, primary literature readings, and discussion.