The Biology of Sharks and Their Relatives

An integrative course that examines the biology of sharks and other cartilaginous fishes (Class Chondrichthyes) from a variety of perspectives. Students learn about the taxonomy and systematics, paleontology, functional anatomy, behavior, physiology, ecology, and cultural significance of sharks. Coursework includes answers to discussion prompts, guided review of scientific literature, and in-class exams that allow students to demonstrate their understanding of chondrichthyan biology and sharks’ unique place in the vertebrate tree of life. To be taken with E&EB 263L.

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E&EB 262
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MWF 11:35-12:25
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