University of Calgary

MRSC 515 - Structure and Function in Marine Animals - Fall 2020

This course will use marine invertebrates and vertebrates to explore the structural plans of animals in a functional framework. Rather than providing a comprehensive survey of diversity in the animal kingdom, specific taxa will be chosen that exemplify specific systems (e.g., respiratory, skeletal, nervous, etc.). The major taxa will be discussed together with minor groups that have peculiarities that are of general biological importance. This course will combine the disciplines of classification, evolution, morphology, biomechanics, physiology and biochemistry. The emphasis placed on each discipline will depend on the interests of the instructor. Field work will be integrated with the laboratory exercises.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-3)


  • Consent of the Department.


  • LEC 1
    LAB 1
This course will be offered next in Fall 2021.
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