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BIOL 111L - Marine Biology Laboratory

Unit(s): 1.00

Prerequisite/Corequisite:BIOL 111Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 050 or MATH 050D or MATH 053or MATH 053B or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC, CSU

This laboratory course complements the Marine Biology lecture course and is designed for the student interested in furthering their understanding of the marine environment and its organisms, with emphasis on marine life of the local coasts. The scientific method will be employed to investigate the chemical and physical properties of seawater, the role of pigments in marine algae, the behavior of marine organisms, the basic classification and morphology of marine producers, invertebrates and vertebrates, and adaptations of organisms to specific habitats. Students will use basic laboratory equipment and techniques in both classroom and field-based investigations. Field trips to coastal marine habitats and public aquaria are conducted.

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Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.


Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

Phone: (562) 692-0921
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