Prerequisites: BIOL 201 and 202, or permission of the instructor. (Second semester—odd years/ 4 credits/3 class and 3 laboratory hours)
An introduction to the biology of invertebrate animals, especially the marine forms. Emphasis will be placed on the physiology, ecology, functional morphology and evolutionary relationships of the major groups. Students will collect animals from a variety of field sites and examine them in the laboratory. The primary collecting area will be the estuary and barrier island complex near the Duke University Marine Laboratory in Beaufort, N.C.