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regularly scheduled sessions with his/her canine partner, and demonstrate progress to DRC staff at the end of the week.
OCB 2316 - Cetacean Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology
3.000 Credits
Prerequisites: Passing OCB 1000 with a C or higher (CR C)
This introductory class surveys anatomy, dissection, necropsy, pathology, and physiology of Cetaceans. The taxonomy
of the skeletal, muscular, nervous, sensory, respiratory, digestive, endocrine, reproductive, and integument will be stressed.
Other species will be discussed in comparison to Minke Whales, Pilot Whales, and Bottle Nosed Dolphins. Stranding, triage,
prognoses, treatment, and release provide the overall context of the class. Necroposy and pathology are foci.
OCB 2721C - Introduction to Mariculture
4.000 Credits
Prerequisites: OCB 1000 CR C
This course is a survey of tropical Mariculture covering the wide range of the marine sea farm industry including the
raising marine animals for use as food, recreation, pets, medical research and indicator species for manmade toxins released
into the marine environment by industrial processes and waste water runoff. The course includes the history of Mariculture,
water chemistry, environmental requirements, pathology, and economic implications of the Mariculture industry today and
in the future. Four hours lecture.
OCB 2722C - Mariculture Systems and Design
3.000 Credits
Prerequisites: Passing OCB 2721C with a C or better
An introduction to a range of marine aquaculture systems used to culture a diversity of organisms including marine
macrophytes and phytoplankton, marine invertebrates including zooplankton, and vertebrates (mostly fish) for the food
production and marine ornamental industry. The course introduces the concept of integrated multi-trophic mariculture
(IMTM) systems and its application for reducing marine aquaculture impacts on marine ecosystems. The course contains a
laboratory component with lab exercises and field trips to South Florida mariculture facilities. The course includes a basic
introduction to computer automated drafting and students will be required to design a mariculture system and submit a
term project in the CAD format.
OCB 2723C -Nutrition of Mariculture Species
3.000 Credits
Prerequisites: Passing OCB 2721C with a C or better
A practical introduction to basic principles of nutrition and feeding of common mariculture species. Topics include
digestion and metabolism, biochemical aspects of nutritionally-important macromolecules, vitamins and minerals, feed
formulations and management, nutritional deficiencies and bioenergetics of ecological polyculture. The course will focus
primarily on marine heterotrophic organisms but will briefly cover nutrient requirements of marine autotrophs.
OCB 2724C -Tropical Ornamental Mariculture
3.000 Credits
Prerequisites: Passing OCB 2721C with a C or better
This course will introduce the main concepts associated with tropical ornamental mariculture, including: (1) the
principles of water quality specific to marine ornamentals from a variety of taxa including corals, various other inverts,
and finfish, (2) a review of tropical marine ornamentals systems, including state-of-the-art designs, (3) a review of specific
diet and nutritional formulations for a variety of tropical marine ornamentals species, (4) a detailed overview of a variety
of husbandry techniques for most of the known marine species currently being cultured, including specific temperature
and photoperiod manipulations for spawning, species specific life styles, (5) selective breeding techniques for enhanced
phenotypic traits such as colors, size and shape, etc. Students will work directly with clownfish (Aphiprion spp.), ornamental
groupers (Family: Serranidae), and corals (Acropora spp.) using Tropical Ornamental Modular Education Systems (TOMES) in
a laboratory setting.
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