SLE350 - Marine Wildlife


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as: SQB350
EFTSL value: 0.125

Two level 2 SLE-coded units. 

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

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

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Intensive: Two week intensive unit (typically week 3 and 4 of trimester); 5 x 4 hour lectures (first week of intensive); 5 day practical experience (field trip) held at the Warrnambool campus (second week of intensive). 


Students will be required to meet their own expenses while on the practical experience (field trip).


Marine wildlife - marine mammals, birds and reptiles - present particular conservation challenges with many species currently listed as threatened. This unit covers the diversity of marine wildlife groups, the role of wildlife in marine systems, the ecological and physiological adaptations of wildlife to the marine environment (including life history traits and basic biology), and the threatening processes and major issues affecting the conservation of marine wildlife in Australia (e.g. commercial fisheries, human disturbance, marine debris). Field-based techniques for studying marine wildlife will also be covered.

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