4credit(s) A study of life and processes in the marine environment. Organismal adaptations and interactions of organisms with the environment are stressed, along with field trips to the marine intertidal zones. Includes some aspects of environmental issues as they relate to biology of the ocean. Some weekend field trips required. Includes a laboratory experience. Prerequisite(s):BIOL 314, and two fo the following courses, BIOL 313, BIOL 315, and BIOL 317.