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Marine Biology. Instructor:. Michelle Smith. E-mail:. miliefsk@hawaii.edu. Powerpoint Presentations Available:. www.wcc.hawaii.edu/facstaff/miliefsky-m/. Michelle’s Office Location. & Hours. Hale ‘Imiloa 136. M 11:30-1:30 TR 12:30-1:30 . Class Time. & Location. Tuesday & Thursday

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Marine

Biology

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Instructor:

Michelle Smith

E-mail:

miliefsk@hawaii.edu

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Powerpoint Presentations Available:

www.wcc.hawaii.edu/facstaff/miliefsky-m/

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Michelle’s Office Location

& Hours

Hale ‘Imiloa 136

M 11:30-1:30

TR 12:30-1:30

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Class Time

& Location

Tuesday & Thursday

11:15-12:30 pm

Hale ‘Imiloa 123

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Class Policies

  • Attendance:
  • Mandatory
  • Come Prepared:
  • Read assignments
  • Review lecture notes and outlines
  • Cell Phones & Beepers:

Please turn it off before arriving to class!

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Course Description

  • Introduction to the biology, ecology and geology of stony corals and the reef structures they build.
  • Topics include, but not limited to, the following:
    • Photobiology
    • Biochemistry
    • Physiology
    • Reproduction
    • Ecology
    • Reef formation
    • Biogeography and evolution of stony corals
    • Human interaction with its ocean resources
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Course Goals

  • By the end of this course the student should:
  • understand and appreciate the special characteristics of coral reef environments, especially Hawaiian reefs.
  • understand ecological principles associated with coral reefs.
  • describe vertebrates and invertebrates associated with coral reefs.
  • develop an understanding of how coral reefs are threatened and what we can do to protect them.
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Course Objectives

  • Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
  • understand the process of scientific inquiry
  • understand the difference between hypotheses, theories and laws in science
  • understand the classification process and be able to classify organisms into different kingdoms and phyla
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Course Objectives

  • Demonstrate an understanding marine biology with an emphasis on:
    • Scientific method
    • Classification of living things
    • Ocean environment
    • Primary production
    • Plankton
    • Nekton
    • Coral reef communities
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Course Objectives

  • Describe the ecological relationships among the living components of the ocean world and their interactions with the physical environment :
    • food webs
    • predator-prey relationships
    • competitors for common resources
    • symbiotic associations
    • zonation
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Course Objectives

  • Discuss the impacts of human activities on coral reefs and the significance of these impacts to Pacific island nations and states, for example:
    • overfishing
    • species introductions
    • point & nonpoint source pollution
    • global warming and ozone depletion
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Attendance

  • Attendance is mandatory.
  • If a class is to be missed the Instructor must be notified and as to the reason why.
  • Attendance is worth 100 points toward your lecture grade.
  • Each unexcused absence will result in a deduction of 10 points
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Reaction Papers

2-3 page reaction paper (100 points each)

  • Find and attach article related to selected topics
  • TOPICS:
  • Marine Debris
  • Antarctic Krill
review session
Review Session

You ask questions

Jeopardy game

Coral Reproduction

Broadcast spawning

Brooding

Asexual Repro

Sexual Repro

Potluck

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EXAMINATIONS:

Bring your own scantron

At bookstore 6 for $1.25

exams
Exams

Exams (6)= 100 points each

Allowed a 1-sided 3x5” note card

50 multiple choice questions

Final exam is exam 4

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Missed Exam Policy

Contact your instructor (email)!

No retest unless a legitimate reason

Take exam next class time

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Extra Credit Assignments

6 assignments worth up to 5 points toward your exam; Each one due at exam.

Attend a lecture at Waikiki Aquarium, Hanauma Bay Education Center, participate in a beach or algae cleanup…

Review an article related to class content (e.g., Discover magazine, National Geographic, local paper…). No internet articles.

Write a 1 page summary-reaction paper, typed, double spaced, size 12 font. Attach article to paper (photocopy or cut it out).

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Waikiki Aquarium Trip

  • Sign waver
  • Be on time
  • Free to students during assigned time
  • If you can’t make it on assigned day then you can attend another time, but must pay admission fee ($5)
  • Plan on being there for 2 hours
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Grading

EXAMINATIONS:

6 quizzes @ 100 points each, non cumulative

1 sided 3x5 inch note card

Reaction Papers:

2 @ 100 points each

WAIKIKI AQUARIUM ASSIGNMENT:

100 points

ATTENDANCE:

100 points, unexcused absence 10 points deducted

Total: 1000 points

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How to succeed

in this class

  • Read text and outlines
  • Review lecture notes as often as possible
  • Study in groups
  • Hand in material on time
  • Ask questions
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Academic Dishonesty

      • Cheating
      • Plagiarism
  • See student handbook on conduct code or
  • http://www.hawaii.edu/student/conduct/imper.html
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Required Readings

Castro & Huber, 2008.

Marine Biology, 7/e

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Recommended Readings

  • Gulko, D.,1998. Hawaiian Coral Reef Ecology. Mutual Publishing, Honolulu, HI.
  • Hoover, J.P., 1993. Hawaii’s Fishes: A Guide for Snorkelers, Divers, and Aquarists. Mutual Publishing, Honolulu, HI.
  • Hoover, J.P., 1998. Hawaii’s Sea Creatures: A Guide to Marine Invertebrates. Mutual Publishing, Honolulu, HI.
  • Gulko, D. & Eckert, K., 2004. Sea Turtles: An Ecological Guide. Mutual Publishing, Honolulu, HI.
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Web Resources

  • cramp.wcc.hawaii.edu/
  • http://www.hawaii.edu/mop/
  • www.noaa.gov
  • life.bio.sunysb.edu/marinebio/mbweb.html
  • http://www.reefbase.org/