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WHAT THE COURSE COVERS

Our brand-new Marine Biology Course will give you a thorough grounding in the fascinating and stimulating subject of life in the sea. The course delivers all of the underpinning knowledge required for anyone wanting to pursue a career in Marine Biology, or perhaps involved in any of the pastimes and sports associated with the sea, including sub aqua diving, Maritime archaeology, Marine conservation, and many others. The ocean is explored as an ecological habitat, and the incredible way aquatic animals, flora and fauna have evolved and adapted to be able to live, breed and flourish in the harsh marine environment. The seas all over the earth, from the Arctic north and Antarctic South to the Equator, and from the sunlit surface to the pitch black of the deepest ocean trenches, are examined in minute detail. Perhaps the most interesting part of the course deals with the human impact on the marine ecosystem.

COURSE MATERIALS

One of the key benefits of studying Marine Biology with My Distance Learning College is that we deliver the entire package of course materials in a single dispatch. This enables our students to get a real feel for the overall structure and content of the course, and chart their progress much more effectively. The modular method of delivery favoured by other providers breaks up and interrupts the learning process. It actively prevents students from moving faster through sections they are more confident with, or taking more time over the deeper concepts that require more thought and comprehension. Plus: Students of my distance learning College automatically get free access to the acclaimed “iLearnitEasy" coursework management system, which makes submitting assignments, getting feedback and critique, and interacting with other students on the course for mutual support, an absolute breeze! Push-button simplicity . . .

NO FINAL EXAM!

If the prospect of exams frightens the life out of you, there is even more good news. There is no final exam! The low price of the course includes dedicated tutor support, regular critique and feedback, and all assignments are marked by one of our professional tutors. You can even pay by low direct debit instalments if funds are tight.

The Ocean Takes Shape

Life Evolves

Continental Drift

The Major Oceans

An Ocean is Born

An Ocean Dies

Consequences

Reversal

Basic Oceanography

Ocean Structure

Benthos

Ocean Zones

Major Habitats in the Ocean

Intertidal Zone

Challenges in the Intertidal Zone

Marine Life in the Intertidal Zone

Threats to the Intertidal Zone

The Polar Regions

Location and Countries in the Polar Regions

Weather

Mangroves

Marine Life in Mangroves

Threats to Mangroves

Sea grasses, or Sea Grass Beds

Sea grass Marine Life

Threats to Sea Grasses

Reefs

Coral Reef Formation

Major Types of Reefs

Tropical Coral Reefs

Cold Water Corals

Marine Life in a Coral Reef

Nudibranch

Threats to Coral Reefs

Pelagic Zone

Marine Life in the Pelagic Zone

The Deep Sea

Ocean Depth

Challenges Faced by Marine Life in the Deep Sea

Marine Life Found in the Deep Sea

Anglerfish

Pseudoliparis amblystomopsis

Hydrothermal Vents

What Are Hydrothermal Vents?

Types of Hydrothermal Vents

Where Are Hydrothermal Vents Found?

Kelp Forests

Ecosystem Architecture

Threats to Kelp Forests

Polar Regions

The Chemistry of Seawater and its Physical Properties

Salinity

Geochemistry

Compositional Differences from Freshwater

The Hydrologic Cycle

Human Consumption

Standard

Human Impacts

The physics of Light and Sound Propagation in the Ocean

Sound

Underwater Acoustics

Features of Underwater Sound Propagation

Speed of Sound Underwater

General Frequency Changes Underwater

Scattering and Reflection in Water Surface

Scattering and Reflection on the Seafloor

Application of Underwater Acoustics in Nature

Human Application of Underwater Acoustics

Sonar

Underwater Communication and Data Transfer

Marine Biology

Measurements

Sound speed

Comparison with Airborne Sound Levels

Hearing Sensitivity

Light

The Dynamics of Tides and Major Currents

Physics of Currents

Coastal Currents

Open Ocean Currents

Currents: Measurements and Data

How Life Evolved in the Ocean

Monoplacophora

Agnathan

Doliodus

Cooksonia

Tiktaalik

The Point of Origin

The Ingredients

Animals that Live in these Habitats

Food Webs in the Sea

Level One: Photoautotrophs

Phytoplankton

Sea grasses

Level Two: Herbivores

Level Three: Carnivores

Level Four: Top Predators

Alternative Food Chains

Marine Phytoplankton and Zooplankton

The Importance of Plankton

How does Plankton Underpin the Marine Food Web?

Primary Productivity

Marine Food Webs

Trophic levels

Producers

Consumers

Migration Patterns of Zooplankton

Endogenous Factors

Exogenous Factors

Types of Vertical Migration

Reasons for Vertical Migration

Significance with the Biological Pump

Global Distribution Patterns of Plankton

Differences from Season to Season

Differences from Year to Year

How life is Adapted to the Harsh Marine Environment

Salt Regulation:

Oxygen:

Temperatures:

Water Pressure:

Wind and Waves

Light

The Structures and Adaptations to Marine Living

Mola Mola

Reptiles

Mammals

Animals with Shells

Chiton

Biological Systems

Osmoregulation

Thermoregulation

Aquatic Locomotion of Marine Mammals

Aquatic Locomotion of Fish

Aquatic Locomotion of Marine Reptiles

Terrestrial Locomotion

Respiration

Solutions

Carbon Dioxide Release

Reproduction

Life Cycles

The Marine Life Cycle

Simple versus Complex Life Cycles

A Simple Life Cycle

A Complex Life Cycle

Life Cycle Pressures

Sexual or Asexual?

Seasons and Rhythms

Habitat use by Marine Organisms

Types of Marine Life Cycles

Microscopic Life Cycles

Marine Plant Life Cycles

Bacteria versus Multicellular Organisms

Fish

Fisheries

Pollution

Threats

Eutrophication

Introduced Species

Ocean Acidification

Environmental & Socioeconomic Impacts

The Impacts of Over-fishing

Open Access Fisheries

Poor Fisheries Management

Pirate Fishing

Subsidies

Lack of Protected Areas

Marine Life Imbalance

Decreased Food Security

Economic Loss

When you have successfully completed this course you will receive a MyDistance Learning College Diploma
Can anyone do the course?

Anybody with a reasonable standard of general education will be able to cope with the academic demands of the course. If you can read and write well enough to complete a job application, and have a good grasp of basic maths (add, subtract and divide) you should have no problems. The course materials are written in simple everyday language and the answers to your assignments will be completed in the same style.

In addition to the comprehensive course materials provided, you will receive a Study Guide to assist you.

What’s actually in the course?

The course covers the areas of study listed above through detailed exploration of the subject matter. You will also receive tasks and prompts for further personal exploration, plus research to carry out. This will also help you to keep track of how much you have learned. There are plenty of examples in the course materials, but personal research is expected.

What will I get from the course materials?

The course materials and accompanying tasks will help you to develop the necessary knowledge and confidence to successfully complete the tutor marked assignments. The tasks are designed to encourage you to apply your knowledge, and help you to develop relevant research and academic writing skills.

What is marine biology?

Marine biology is the focus on the study of oceans, seas and all life that lives there (plants and animals). Oceanographers have very similar roles as marine biologists but they solely focus on oceans and seas.

What does a marine biologist do on a day to day basis?

A marine biologists looks closely at plant and animal life within seas and oceans. Much of the work is based on research and findings on investigations or projects that take place. You would be expected to write reports on these findings and publish them.

What are the entry requirements to work in marine biology?

Employers would expect you to have a first/second class honours degree in maths or a science related subject. You would then have to undertake a Master’s degree in Oceanography or Marine Biology. In order to study at degree level you are usually expected to have five GCSE’s A*-C level including maths, English and science. You would then need three A-Levels one which would have to be science related. Please be aware different universities have different entry requirements.

What can I expect to earn working in marine biology?

Starting salaries for marine biologists can be between £18,000 - £25,000 a year.

Experiences marine biologists can earn around £38,000 to £44,000 a year

Marine Biology (Non-Accredited)

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WHAT THE COURSE COVERS

Our brand-new Marine Biology Course will give you a thorough grounding in the fascinating and stimulating subject of life in the sea. The course delivers all of the underpinning knowledge required for anyone wanting to pursue a career in Marine Biology, or perhaps involved in any of the pastimes and sports associated with the sea, including sub aqua diving, Maritime archaeology, Marine conservation, and many others. The ocean is explored as an ecological habitat, and the incredible way aquatic animals, flora and fauna have evolved and adapted to be able to live, breed and flourish in the harsh marine environment. The seas all over the earth, from the Arctic north and Antarctic South to the Equator, and from the sunlit surface to the pitch black of the deepest ocean trenches, are examined in minute detail. Perhaps the most interesting part of the course deals with the human impact on the marine ecosystem.

COURSE MATERIALS

One of the key benefits of studying Marine Biology with My Distance Learning College is that we deliver the entire package of course materials in a single dispatch. This enables our students to get a real feel for the overall structure and content of the course, and chart their progress much more effectively. The modular method of delivery favoured by other providers breaks up and interrupts the learning process. It actively prevents students from moving faster through sections they are more confident with, or taking more time over the deeper concepts that require more thought and comprehension. Plus: Students of my distance learning College automatically get free access to the acclaimed “iLearnitEasy" coursework management system, which makes submitting assignments, getting feedback and critique, and interacting with other students on the course for mutual support, an absolute breeze! Push-button simplicity . . .

NO FINAL EXAM!

If the prospect of exams frightens the life out of you, there is even more good news. There is no final exam! The low price of the course includes dedicated tutor support, regular critique and feedback, and all assignments are marked by one of our professional tutors. You can even pay by low direct debit instalments if funds are tight.

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