Subject: DISTANCE LEARNING.MARINE MAMMALS. (fwd)

Mike Williamson (pita@www1.wheelock.edu)
Sun, 6 Jun 1999 19:37:49 -0400 (EDT)

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Date: Sat, 5 Jun 1999 22:05:21 -0400
From: Keith Ronald <kronald@nsu.acast.nova.edu>
Reply-To: Marine Mammals Research and Conservation Discussion
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To: MARMAM@UVVM.UVIC.CA
Subject: DISTANCE LEARNING.MARINE MAMMALS.


We are pleased to announce that due to an enthusiastic response to the
3 credit MARINE MAMMAL MANAGEMENT distance education course, that it
will be offered again in the summer term (July 7 to Sept 17) by the
Oceanographic Center of Nova Southeastern University. This course can be
taken anywhere in the world by any interested person.
The brief summer course schedule outlined below may be of use to those who
cannot utilize the Web Site listed.

JULY 7, 1999    MARINE MAMMAL MANAGEMENT
                 (Distance Education)
 Chapter        Topic

1.              Introduction to Marine Mammals.
2.              Marine mammal management
3.              Introduction to the cetaceans
4.              Beluga whales and "toxic soups"
5.              Dolphins, non-consumptive use.
6.              Bowheads, the subsidence balance.
7.              Orca, of killers and Keikos.
8.              Pilots, beachings and acoustics.

ASSIGNMENT ONE DUE August 3, 1999  (35% of final grade).

9.              Introduction to the pinnipeds
10.             Monk seals
                -Caribbean, sustainability lost.
                -Hawaiian, unilateral hope.
                -Mediterranean, Strabo to terrorism.
11.             Californian sea-lion, Big Sur and survival.
12.             Harp seal, 150,000 penile selections?
13.             Introduction to the sirenids
14.             Manatee, the harassed herbivore.
15.             Polar bear, the Inuit, success and hope.
16.             Marine Mammal Conservation and Future Management,
                and the three sciences, biological,
                sociological and political.

ASSIGNMENT TWO DUE September 10, 1999 (65% of final grade)

NEXT COURSE OFFERING WILL BE SEPTEMBER 27,1999

Please Visit the web site:-
http://www.nova.edu/ocean/marmam/marmam.html



Professor Keith Ronald, Coordinator




Keith Ronald    (kronald@ocean.nova.edu)
Oceanographic Center
Institute of Marine and Coastal Studies
Nova Southeastern University
8000 North Ocean Drive
Dania, Florida, 33304, USA.
Adjunct Professor, Marine Mammals and Environmental Studies.