[30-10-2006 to 01-02-2007]
New Course: MRes in Marine Mammal Science
A new course led by members of the Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU), intended to prepare students fully for a professional career involved with conservation of and research into marine mammals.
Whether because of their sheer size, complicated behaviour, social structures, historic persecution or simply due to their taxonomic closeness to humans, marine mammals in particular have come to symbolise issues in marine ecology.
The need to know more about the lives and behaviours of marine mammals, driven by many agendas, coincides with a period in which improving technology is making it increasingly possible for us to probe the marine environment, and learn more about its inhabitants.
The MRes in Marine Mammal Science is first and foremost, a course in quantitative marine ecology. The degree aims to address the unique scientific challenges of marine mammal physiology and behaviour with strong components of methodology, laboratory work, and field study.
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