BIOM 563 Marine Biology Cruise

This course consists of a three-week session involving detailed planning and preparations for an oceanographic research cruise of approximately eight days, actual execution of the cruise plan aboard an ocean research vessel, and data-processing and reporting of the cruise results. Shipboard sampling techniques and instrumentation used by biological oceanographers are introduced. This course is periodically offered at the Marine Science field station at Wallops Island, Va., only during a summer session


3 credits