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Biology of Marine Birds MASC 440

The interrelationship of birds and the marine environment. Lectures will emphasize the systematics and ecological relationships, behavior, life histories, movements and conservation of marine birds. Census techniques and methods of studying marine birds in the field will be stressed during field trips in the Barkley Sound region. Seabird identification, classification, morphology, plumages and molt will be examined in the laboratory. Variable units: 3, 6. Prerequisite: Prerequisites are set by Bamfield Marine Science Centre, and normally include completion of lower division core courses.