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Introduction to Marine Biology: Divisions of marine environment- pelagic, benthic, euphotic, aphotic divisions and their subdivisions. Life in oceans - general account of major groups of phytoplankton, sea weeds, major zooplankton groups. Environmental factors affecting life in the oceans-salinity, temperature, light, currents, waves, tides, oxygen, and carbon dioxide. Vertical migration of zooplankton, Phytoplankton-Zooplankton relationship, geographical and seasonal variation in plankton production, plankton and fisheries. Inter tidal ecology: Rocky shore, sandy shore and mud flats, zonations, communities, and the adaptation. Mud banks: formation, characteristics. Estuaries: Classification, Physico-chemical factors, Biota and productivity, examples of some Indian Estuaries. Boring and fouling organisms. Nekton outline, composition of nekton, habitats of nekton. Bioluminescence and indicator species, Blooms, Red tides: cause and effects.
Study of common instruments used for collection of phytoplankton, zooplankton and benthos. Collection, preservation and analysis of phytoplankton, zooplankton, sea weeds, Collection preservation and analysis of inter tidal organisms.
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Theory 1. Marine Environment and its life- Divisions of marine environment
Theory 6. Influence of Environmental factors on Marine Habitat
School of Fisheries Centurion University of Technology and Management (CUTM) Paralakhemundi- 761211 Odisha, INDIA Cleared ICAR – ASRB NET in FISHERIES RESOURCE MANAGEMENT B.F.Sc. (Fisheries Science)- 2013, College of Fisheries, Mangaluru, Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University (Bidar), Karnataka, India M.F.Sc. in Department of […]