Biodiversity of Marine Invertebrates


An introduction to the biodiversity represented by major marine invertebrate groups, with emphasis on the diversity of body forms and behaviors and on anatomical structures and functions. Field trips primarily by boat allow students to explore invertebrates characteristic of a variety of coastal habitats in North Carolina, including mud flats, sandy beaches, salt marshes, oyster reefs, piers and docks, and the water column. Live invertebrates maintained in the laboratory serve as models for detailed study of form and function. Taught in Beaufort at Duke Marine Lab.
Curriculum Codes
  • R
  • NS
Cross-Listed As
  • ECS 377LA
  • EOS 377LA
  • MARSCI 377LA
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring