Unit 1: Classification

“Mine is the first step and therefore a small one…” Aristotle

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Unit 2: Cetaceans

Towards thee I roll, thou all-destroying but unconquering whale; to the last I grapple with thee… Moby Dick, Herman Melville

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Unit 3: Pinnipeds and other marine mammals

Ever wonder why Navy Seals are called “Seals”?

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Unit 4: Marine Mammal Diving Adaptations

Satellite tags are telling us some amazing stories about marine mammal diving behavior.

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Unit 5: Seabirds

At length did cross an Albatross, Thorough the fog it came…The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Samuel Coolridge

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Unit 6: Penguins

And they will march just as they have done for centuries…to live and love in the harshest place on Earth… March of the Penguins.

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Unit 7: Marine Reptiles

You never met someone so loyal as a sea turtle female is to her beach…

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Unit 8: Non-Bony Fish

The hunters have become the hunted, sharks and their kin are in serious trouble…

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Unit 9: Bony Fish

I never drink water because of the disgusting things fish do in it… W.C. Fields

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Unit 10: Fishing

It has always been my private conviction that any man who puts his intelligence up against a fish and loses had it coming… John Steinbeck

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Unit 11: Marine Invertebrates

What they lack in backbone they make up for in beauty and curiosity…

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Unit 12: Plankton

All of marine biology begins with plankton…

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