Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College


Biology 291. Introduction to Marine Mammals

This course explores the biology and natural history of marine mammals in the North Atlantic, including whales, dolphins and seals. Topics include evolution, anatomy, behavior, field identification, the history of whaling and contemporary whaling issues. Demonstration laboratory work will focus on a small marine mammal. One Saturday field trip on Massachusetts Bay is required. Prerequisites: general biology. Offered Fall Semester, annually.

Offered through the Marine Studies Consortium.