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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GEOL 400. Geology and Ecology of the Bahamas

Crosslisted with BIO 400  

This course explores the geology and ecology of the shallow-water marine environment by examining the preeminent modern example, the Bahamas platform. The Bahamas provide an excellent model for understanding modern and ancient carbonate and reef deposits and a variety of terrestrial/aquatic habitats. Biological processes are responsible for many of the geological features of the Bahamas, so the course considers the biology/ecology of marine organisms in addition to geological topics. Prerequisite: GEOL 110  or GEOL 211  or a 200- level GEOL or BIO course; at least four hours of additional lab science, at least sophomore status, and permission of the instructor.