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
Marine Weather (including El Nino, Thermocline, Gulf streams, etc.)
Marine Plants (including Mangroves, Shallow & Deep water algae, etc.)
Lesson 2. Shallow Waters & Reefs
Introduction to marine arthropods.
Lesson 3. Shellfish & Crustaceans
Molluscs and Brachiopods
Lesson 4. Squid, Octopus, and Other Primitive Animals
Cephalopods and Clupeoids, etc.
Lesson 5. Fish Part A
(Cartilaginous Fish) Sharks
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
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