How does a whale dive to over a mile deep for over 2 hours? How does a shrimp-like animal that is larger than a human hand camouflage itself by making its entire body see-through? The overarching theme of the topics we will cover can be described as “extreme adaptations” or “physiological extremes.” We will explore interesting and significant adaptations to the typical physiological body plans. Because we are dealing with biological systems, none of these processes operate in isolation, and many topics will involve integration of several aspects of physiology and metabolism. Pre-requisites: Bio 201 and 202. Bio 329 is recommended.
BIOLOGY490S Fall 2016 Extreme Animal Adaptations