Comparative Physiology of Marine Animals


Physiology of marine animals with emphasis on comparisons between marine vertebrates and humans. Focus on physiological processes including gas exchange, circulation, osmoregulation, metabolism, thermoregulation, endocrine, neural control and sensory systems. Lectures and laboratories illustrate the methodology, analysis techniques, and written reporting of physiological research. Taught in Beaufort at Duke Marine Lab. Taught fall, spring, and summer. Prerequisite: AP biology, introductory biology, or consent of the instructor.
Curriculum Codes
  • R
  • W
  • NS
Cross-Listed As
  • MARSCI 278LA
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring