4sem. hrs.(3:3)Advanced studies in structure and habitats of marine environments. Emphasis on factors influencing distribution of marine organisms, including field trips to areas along the Texas coast. Prerequisite: BIOL 3428 - Principles of Ecology, or equivalent. Corequisite: Safety training given in SMTE 0091 - Biological Laboratory Safety Seminar is required for continued participation in this course. Offered spring semester every year.