BIOL/ZOO 135 The Biology of Marine Mammals

Section Number 71673

Catalog Description:

The fundamentals of marine mammal biology are explored. Topics include comparative anatomy, evolution, cladistics, mammalian physiology, ecology and zoogeography, behavior and conservation as they apply to the study of marine mammals.

Instructor:

Blankenship-Williams, L.

Class Meetings (Orientation for this online class):

9:30am-10:30am
On Friday, August 17th
Room: NS-225

Options for Viewing Video Lectures
  1. Cable Television: Cox Cable North – CH 16, Time Warner Cable North – CH 16, and AT&T U-verse CH – 99 See airtimes and specific channel info at: BIOL/ZOO 135 PDF (Right Click "Save as")
  2. Webcast online at:
    http://www.palomar.edu/pctv/pc tvStream.wvx
    See the webcast and channel lineup at:
    http://www.palomar.edu/pctv/channel_lineup_fall_2013.shtml
  3. Watch lessons online by logging into Blackboard. See log-in instructions below.
  4. Check out DVDs from the libraries on the San Marcos main campus and the Escondido Education Center.
  5. For more information go to:
    http://www.palomar.edu/pctv/fall_2013_broadcast_information.shtml
Class Outline

Course materials are available the Friday prior to when classes begin. Access your course outline, assignments, handouts and announcements, as well as view video lessons in Blackboard. Log in Blackboard instructions:

USERNAME: STUDENT ID Number
PASSWORD: Palomar eServices Password

To log in go to: http://www.palomar.edu/blackboard/

Textbook and Other Required Materials:

Please contact instructor at lwilliams@palomar.edu for textbook/online course material information.

Video Series:

Biology of Marine Mammals

Video Lesson Titles:

Episode 1: What are marine mammals?

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Episode 2: How did marine mammals evolve?

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Episode 3: Survey of the Marine Environment

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Episode 4: Life in an Aqueous Environment – Part 1

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Episode 5: Life in an Aqueous Environment – Part 2

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Episode 6: DNA and Genetics

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Episode 7: Evolution and Natural Selection – Part 1

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Episode 8: Evolution and Natural Selection – Part 2

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Episode 9: Gene Movement in Populations

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Episode 10: Species & Speciation

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Episode 11: Systematics and Evolutionary Trees – Part 1

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Episode 12: Systematics and Evolutionary Trees – Part 2

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Episode 13: Pinnipeds – Part 1

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Episode 14: Pinnipeds – Part 2

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Episode 15: Cetaceans

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Episode 16: Mysticeti – Part 1

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Episode 17: Mysticeti – Part 2

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Episode 18: Odontocetes – Part 1

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Episode 19: Odontocetes – Part 2

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Episode 20: Other Marine Mammals

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Episode 21: Musculoskeletal Overview

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Episode 22: Bone Tissue

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Episode 23: Appendicular Skeleton Overview

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Episode 24: Comparative Anatomy: Hind Limbs

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Episode 25: Comparative Anatomy: Front Limbs

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Episode 26: Axial Skeleton Overview

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Episode 27: Vertebral Anatomy I

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Episode 28: Vertebral Anatomy II

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Episode 29: Fundamentals of Respiration I

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Episode 30: Fundamentals of Respiration II

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Episode 31: Anatomical and Behavioral Adaptations for Diving

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Episode 32: Oxygen Loading During Diving

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Episode 33: The Mammalian Dive Reflex

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Episode 34: Swimming Mechanics

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Episode 35: Heat Balance

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Episode 36: Sensory Physiology Introduction

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Episode 37: Sound I: Production of Sound

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Episode 38: Sound II: Mammalian Ears

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Episode 39: Sound III: Echolocation

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Episode 40: Digestive Anatomy & Physiology

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Episode 41: Nutrition

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Episode 42: Cetacean Foraging I

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Episode 43: Cetacean Foraging II

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Episode 44: Foraging Strategies of Polar Bears, Sirenians and Otters

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Episode 45: Pinniped Foraging

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Episode 46: Trophic Roles of Pinnipeds

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Episode 47: Principles of Sexual Reproduction

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Episode 48: Marine Mammal Reproduction I

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Episode 49: Marine Mammal Reproduction II

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Episode 50: Pinniped Mating Systems

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Episode 51: Northern Elephant Seal Mating I

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Episode 52: Northern Elephant Seal Mating II

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Episode 53: Migrations

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Episode 54: Case Study: Orcas

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Episode 55: Population Structure

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Episode 56: Marine Mammal Conservation I

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Episode 57: Marine Mammal Conservation II

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