May 20 2. A
History of Marine Science Ch. 2
History of ocean exploration and the beginnings of ocean science. A discussion of a few of the major breakthroughs and discoveries that have expanded our knowledge of the oceans.
May 21 3. Basic
Structure of the Earth Ch. 3, pg 52-58; Ch.
Dimensions and make-up; latitude and longitude; geophysical descriptions; geochemical descriptions
May 24 4. Plate
Tectonics Ch. 3, pg 59-84
Features of the sea floor; Plate theory; Sea floor spreading and continental drift; Evidence of these processes.
May 25 5. Consequences
of Change Ch. 5
Geologic time; time scales of change; tectonics, climate, biogeography; Records in stone, mud, ice, sea and air.
May 26 6. Ocean
Chemistry Ch. 6
Elements in seawater; residence times; conservative and nonconservative properties; biogeochemical cycles; tracers of circulation.
May 27 7. Ocean
Physics Ch. 7
The physical structure of the oceans: temperature/salinity/density...Light and sound in the ocean
May 28 8. Climate
System Ch. 8
Climate... cost to society, insurance companies, future changes in climate...Weather and the ocean...links to the atmosphere...
June 1 9. Ocean
Currents Ch. 9
Currents: what are they, how do they form, and what is their role in the global scheme of things?
June 2 10. The Wind and The Waves Ch. 10
June 3 11. Tides Ch. 11
June 4 12. Coastal
Environments Ch. 12
The physical environment of the SE United States coastline...coasts, estuaries, beaches, waves, tides... trends in population development along the Florida coast...Resources of the nearshore environment: why are estuaries so important?...South Florida, the links between the land and the sea
June 7 13. A
View of Life in the Oceans Ch. 13
Definition of life and its role in nature. Distribution of light and nutrients. Biogeochemical cycles. Adaptations for living in the marine enviroment. Zonation of life in the ocean.
June 8 14. Marine
Ecology Ch. 14
Primary productivity of the oceans. Different types of primary producers -- bacteria; diatoms, dinoflagellates, coccolithophores and plants; Measuring primary production.
June 9 15. Zooplankton
Ch. 15, pg 362-374
Types of zooplankton; Ways of feeding, vertical migration, bioluminescence, life histories - holoplankton vs meroplankton; lifestages.
June 10 16. Models
of Life in the Plankton
Food chains and food webs. Modeling a plankton bloom.
June 11 17. Ecosystems
in the Sea Ch16
Oligotrophic central gyres - the ocean deserts; Nutrient-rich subpolar regions; Upwelling regions; Coastal regions; Estuaries.
June 14 18. Life
on the Sea Floor Ch. 16
The benthos - in /on the sediments; Vents, Reefs and Hard Bottoms
June 15 19. Coral Reefs
June 16 20. Nekton,
the free swimmers Ch. 15 pg 376-395
Fish - variety of forms, some examples: demersal forms (cod), pelagic forms (tuna, swordfish), small pelagics (sardines, anchovies)
June 17 21. Marine
Mammals and Cod
Types of marine mammals; migration patterns, tracking endangered species. Understanding behavior.
June 18 22. Oceanic
Marine life, food chains, productivity, reliance on the physical and chemical environment... Fisheries, economic values, trends in fish stocks... the future of fisheries...Aquaculture: how is it done?...what is it worth to society?...Whales and marine mammals: their past and future.
June 21 23. Marine
Emphasis is on the physical environment, and influence of human population, exploitation.
Red Tides and Harmful Algal Blooms