Life in the oceans

NEW! A journey that will take you from inter-tidal zones to the wide-open ocean to witness the range of life in between.

Explore coastlines and estuarine regions of northern BC to understand the complex interaction of local ecosystems. Study abiotic factors, primary producers and top predators of our local oceans.

Life in the oceans combines biological oceanography and ecology in this two-week intensive field course. Camp overnight on Lucy Island where our region’s most active seabird colony is located. Hop on our research boat to perform coastal plankton trawls and explore the intertidal zone on a kayak. We will investigate a mysterious epidemic which has been known to decimate sea stars.

Courses | 6 credits

  • OCGY 209 - Introduction to Biological Oceanography
  • BIOL 211 - Principles of Ecology

Instructors

Admission requirements

  • Successful admission to the University Credit program
  • Meet all individual course pre-requisites
  • Permission of the Instructor

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Dates and locations

Apr 26 – May 6, 2020

June 3 student presentations 

  • Prince Rupert

Program fees

Fees to be determined