BIOSM 1640 Introduction to the Biology of Sharks, Skates, & Rays
This course is only offered in the Summer Session.
Our main objective is to discover the current state of knowledge of elasmobranch (shark, skate & ray) biology and explore areas for future research and conservation initiatives. This includes separating fact from fiction, analyzing various types of media including peer reviewed scientific literature, and exploring experimental methods in both laboratory and field settings for studying sharks, rays, and other marine life. Outcome 1: Demonstrate knowledge of elasmobranch (shark, skate & ray) biology. Outcome 2: Identify future research questions for elasmobranchs. Outcome 3: Identify appropriate elasmobranch conservation initiatives.