SLE315 - Marine Animal Physiology


2020 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

One of SLE204, SLE211, SLE219, SLE238, SLE265, SLE232, SLE255 or SLE221

Corequisite: SLE010
Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 hour seminar per module will be delivered via CloudDeakin.


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.

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