Island Biology in the Pacific - Bio 258
Students travel to the Polynesian island of Moorea, located 20 miles west of Tahiti. Lectures cover endemic and invasive species, examining how new organisms have arrived on the island (historically and recently) and have either evolved into unique species or often displaced native species. Students study the natural history and ecology of the coral reef environment, the geology of Pacific atolls, and the natural history of invertebrate and vertebrate marine life. Apply through the Office of International and Off-Campus Studies. Prerequisite: Biology 125 and 126, or Chemistry/ Biology 125-127 and Biology 126. Offered during Interim.