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Marine Biology (Non-Accredited)

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12 months
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Marine Biology (Non-Accredited)

What the Course Covers

Our brand-new Marine Biology Course will give you a thorough grounding in the fascinating and stimulating subject of life in the sea. The course delivers all of the underpinning knowledge required for anyone wanting to pursue a career in Marine Biology, or perhaps involved in any of the pastimes and sports associated with the sea, including sub aqua diving, Maritime archaeology, Marine conservation, and many others. The ocean is explored as an ecological habitat, and the incredible way aquatic animals, flora and fauna have evolved and adapted to be able to live, breed and flourish in the harsh marine environment. The seas all over the earth, from the Arctic north and Antarctic South to the Equator, and from the sunlit surface to the pitch black of the deepest ocean trenches, are examined in minute detail. Perhaps the most interesting part of the course deals with the human impact on the marine ecosystem.

Suitability - Who should attend?

For more information about admission requirements, please contact the provider.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

When you have successfully completed this course you will receive a MyDistance Learning College Diploma

Training Course Content

  • The Ocean Takes ShapeLife Evolves
  • Continental Drift
  • The Major Oceans
  • An Ocean is Born
  • An Ocean Dies
  • Consequences
  • Reversal
  • Basic Oceanography
  • Ocean Structure
  • Benthos
  • Ocean Zones
  • Major Habitats in the Ocean
  • Intertidal Zone
  • Challenges in the Intertidal Zone
  • Marine Life in the Intertidal Zone
  • Threats to the Intertidal Zone
  • The Polar Regions
  • Location and Countries in the Polar Regions
  • Weather
  • Mangroves
  • Marine Life in Mangroves
  • Threats to Mangroves
  • Sea grasses, or Sea Grass Beds
  • Sea grass Marine Life
  • Threats to Sea Grasses
  • Reefs
  • Coral Reef Formation
  • Major Types of Reefs
  • Tropical Coral Reefs
  • Cold Water Corals
  • Marine Life in a Coral Reef
  • Nudibranch
  • Threats to Coral Reefs
  • Pelagic Zone
  • Marine Life in the Pelagic Zone
  • The Deep Sea
  • Ocean Depth
  • Challenges Faced by Marine Life in the Deep Sea
  • Marine Life Found in the Deep Sea
  • Anglerfish
  • Pseudoliparis amblystomopsis
  • Hydrothermal Vents
  • What Are Hydrothermal Vents?
  • Types of Hydrothermal Vents
  • Where Are Hydrothermal Vents Found?
  • Kelp Forests
  • Ecosystem Architecture
  • Threats to Kelp Forests
  • Polar Regions
  • The Chemistry of Seawater and its Physical Properties
  • Salinity
  • Geochemistry
  • Compositional Differences from Freshwater
  • The Hydrologic Cycle
  • Human Consumption
  • Standard
  • Human Impacts
  • The physics of Light and Sound Propagation in the Ocean
  • Sound
  • Underwater Acoustics
  • Features of Underwater Sound Propagation
  • Speed of Sound Underwater
  • General Frequency Changes Underwater
  • Scattering and Reflection in Water Surface
  • Scattering and Reflection on the Seafloor
  • Application of Underwater Acoustics in Nature
  • Human Application of Underwater Acoustics
  • Sonar
  • Underwater Communication and Data Transfer
  • Marine Biology
  • Measurements
  • Sound speed
  • Comparison with Airborne Sound Levels
  • Hearing Sensitivity
  • Light
  • The Dynamics of Tides and Major Currents
  • Physics of Currents
  • Coastal Currents
  • Open Ocean Currents
  • Currents: Measurements and Data
  • How Life Evolved in the Ocean
  • Monoplacophora
  • Agnathan
  • Doliodus
  • Cooksonia
  • Tiktaalik

Course delivery details

Flexible Study - when you want, where you want.

We will dispatch your course the same day if ordered before 2pm. Should your order be placed after this time we will post the next business day. For students enrolled on an online-only programme, you will receive access to your course materials within 24 hours of purchase.

By providing us with your mobile phone number, you consent to us passing this on to our Courier, who will notify you by SMS of the delivery time of your course materials. Your number will not be forwarded to any other parties by either ourselves or the Courier.


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Simply choose your course and subscription package; your first payment will be taken by credit or debit card when you enrol, with subsequent payments due by monthly direct debit until you complete your studies

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Distance Learning Plus

Distance Learning Plus has helped over 45,000 students achieve success across a range of over 100 distance learning courses. With subjects ranging from Dog Grooming to Quality Assurance, we have a wide, and constantly updated portfolio of courses to choose...

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