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SLE315 - Marine Animal Physiology

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Paul Jones


One of SLE204, SLE211, SLE219, SLE265, SLE232, SLE255 or SLE221



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Contact hours:

1 hour seminar per module will be delivered via Cloud Deakin


This unit focusses on the physiology of marine animals in the context of their environment. Examples are drawn from a range of taxa, with a focus on the challenging environments in which they live; such as polar regions, deep oceans, estuaries and the tropics. Topics include feeding and digestion, respiration, salt and water balance, temperature regulation, metabolism and animal size, locomotion and migration, and sensory organs.


4 x online multiple choice tests (5% each) 20%, virtual seminar 30%, project report 50%

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