Distribution, abundance, and diversity of marine organisms, including a survey of the major flora and fauna in the marine environment, including physical characteristics, adaptation to environment, species interactions, biogeography, larval recruitment, and biodiversity and conservation of communities found in rocky shores, tidal flats, beaches, marshes, mangrove, coral reefs, and subtidal areas. Lectures, field excursions, lab exercises and an independent project. Taught in Beaufort at Duke Marine Lab. Taught fall, spring, and summer; spring enrollment requires travel. Recommended intro bio or AP Bio credit. Instructor consent required, visit DUML website for details.