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Course Descriptions Continued
Marine Sciences
Aquaculture Best Mgmt Practice
This course is intended to introduce
students to operational, technical, and
management practices employed by
successful aquaculture businesses. Topics
include quality management strategies,
problem solving strategies, statistical tools
for business analysis, and system specific
BMPs. Students will select and study an
aquaculture business and deliver a term
paper and power point presentation on the
topic. Other evaluation tools upon which the
student’s final grade is calculated include
class participation exercises, essays and
Introduction to Marine Biology
OCB 1000
Ecology, morphology and taxonomy
of marine fauna with emphasis upon those
organisms which inhabit the shallow water
ecosystems and natural reef environments.
Dolphin Lab
OCB 1301C
This introduction to the biology of
the dolphin surveys cetacean taxonomy,
anatomy, physiology, pathology, stranding,
capture, health care, nutrition and training.
Students will reside for a full week at the
Dolphin Research Institute on Grassy Key.
Course requirements center upon a 3,000
word journal.
Marine Data Collection
OCB 2102C
This interdisciplinary field-oriented
laboratory course involves marine data
collection and the establishment of a marine
data base for selected reef, sea grass, and
mangrove island communities. Students will
survey marine communities with emphasis
on population dynamics, succession and the
establishment of density, dominance,
frequency and importance values for sessile
invertebrates and marine plants.
Field App Mar Sci:Rest Coral R
OCB 2132C
The students will learn why coral
nursery propagation and restoration is
needed and why staghorn (Acropora) coral
is a good candidate for restoration. Students
must master coral restoration methodologies
including construction and deployment of
propagation modules, transplanting of coral
cuttings and transplanting of mature coral
restoration units to damaged or barren reef
areas. They must participate in all phases of
the establishment of at least 100 new coral
cuttings at the nursery and 18 corals at a
restoration site. This course will have 2 lecture
contact hours per week (=30 contact hours
per semester) and 2 lab contact hours per
week (=30 contact hours per semester).
Introduction to Mariculture
OCB 2721C
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 man made 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.
Nutrition of Maricultr Species
OCB 2723C
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, nutritionla
deficiencies and bioenergetics of
ecological polyculture. The course will focus
primarily on marine heterotrophic organisms
but will briefly cover nutrient requirements of
marine autotrophs.
Tropical Ornamental Maricultur
OCB 2724C
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 designes, (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
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 Eduation Systems (TOMES) in a
laboratory setting.
Diseases & Parasites in Mar Aq
OCB 2725
A survey of the parasites and diseases
that impact marine organisms with an
emphasis on those diseases that commonly
affect marine aquaculture operations.
Students will learn basic factors that
influence disease transmission and the
ecology of parasitic organisms as it pertains
to the host. Student will be introduced to
diagnostic techniques to identify the source
of diseae or infection, as well as common
treatment methods. Diagnostic techniques
and treatment protocols wil be reinforced in
the co-requisite lab for this course.
Diseases & Parasites Lab
OCB 2725L
A survey of the parasites and diseases
that impact marine organisms with an
emphasis on those diseases that commonly
affect marine aquaculture operations.
Students will learn basic diagnostic
techniques to identify the source of disease
or infection, as well as common treatment
Introduction to Oceanography
OCE 1001
This course is intended for non-science
majors and is an introduction to the science
of oceanography. Topics include, physics
and chemistry of seawater, major ocean
basins and features of the coastline, major
ocean circulation patterns and currents,
characteristics of deep and shallow water
waves and the tides along with interactions
of atmosphere with the oceans.
Marine Technology
Cycle Outboard Theory
MTE 1052
This course is not ordinarily counted
in the Associate in Arts degree. This course
is designed to help the student understand
how a 2 or 4-cycle outboard functions.
The items covered in this class will include
proper fuel and oil requirements, new engine
break-in procedures, proper terminology
of the outboard parts, current and future
EPA rulings, installation guidelines, proper
propeller selection and how to select the
right outboard for your application.
Marine Ignition & Fuel Systems
MTE 1166C
This course is not ordinarily counted
in the Associate in Arts degree. This course
addresses the theory, operation and service
of up-to-date electronic/computerized fuel
and ignition systems as well as conventional
systems and focuses upon characteristics
of fuels and their oil mixture, fuel systems,
safety, marine carburetors, tank construction
and correct installation. In depth study of