Marine studies

Green sea turtle (latin name)

Our Marine Studies course is suitable for:

  • Environmental Scientists.
  • Divers.
  • Marine Tourism Operators.
  • Aquaculture Farmers.
  • Fishermen.
  • or a foundation course for anyone with a passion for the sea and marine biology.

This course consists of 9 topics as stated below each containing their own short assessment. On completion of all topics you will then be given a case study on which you will be asked to write a final report on. You will be assigned a tutor to help you with assessments as well as access to online one to one lessons to reinforce your studies.

Duration: 100 Hours (approximately)

Qualification: Certificate upon completion of course


Lesson 1. Marine Ecology Systems
  • Ecology
  • Marine Weather (including El Nino, Thermocline, Gulf streams, etc.)
  • Continental shelf
  • Nutrient cycle
  • Red tide
  • Plankton
  • Marine Plants (including Mangroves, Shallow & Deep water algae, etc.)
Lesson 2. Shallow Waters & Reefs
  • Coral Reefs
  • Rocky Shorelines
  • Estuaries
  • Introduction to marine arthropods.
Lesson 3. Shellfish & Crustaceans
  • Molluscs and Brachiopods
  • True Crabs
  • Hermit Crabs
  • Lobsters
  • Prawns etc.
Lesson 4. Squid, Octopus, and Other Primitive Animals
  • Cephalopods and Clupeoids, etc.
Lesson 5. Fish Part A
  • (Cartilaginous Fish) Sharks
  • Eels
  • Rays
  • Shark Life cycle
  • How dangerous are sharks?
  • Effect of sharks on tourism, etc.
Lesson 6. Fish Part B
  • (Bony Fish) Fish Anatomy/structure (identifying external and internal parts)
  • Legalities (protection of wildlife)
  • Types of fish, etc.
Lesson 7. Marine Mammals
  • (Dolphins, Whales, etc.)
  • Types of marine mammals
  • Protection and politics
  • Position of these animals in the food chain
  • Products derived from marine mammals and substitutes for those products
Lesson 8. Turtles, Sea Snakes and Seabirds
  • Types of turtles and sea snakes
  • Toxicity of sea snakes
  • Turtle protection
  • Penguins and other sea birds (e.g. stints, knots, pelicans, swans, gulls, eagles, ibis, egrets, terns, shearwaters, gannets, albatross, prions, oyster-catchers and petrels)
Lesson 9. Human Impact on Marine Environments & Fishing
  • Human impact on marine environments
  • Commercial vs recreational fishing
  • Significance of certain mesopelagic fish
  • Techniques for managing stocks of fish and other marine life

Please contact us for more information or to book your course

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