Diploma in Marine Biology

Objectives

• To study the lifecycles of fish, emphasizing physiological and anatomical adaptations to different aquatic habitats: fish diversity and distribution, physiology of swimming, osmoregulation, respiration, diet and digestion, reproduction and larval development;
 
• To introduce the cultivation of aquatic organisms based on the biological and technological requirements of individual species: production of young fish, genetics, diet, fish nutrition and health;
 
• To undertake a laboratory or fieldwork project on aspects relevant to research on topics of aquatic and marine biology;
 
• To describe Arctic environments and study the physiological adaptations of Arctic animals to extreme environments (may include a 14-day expedition with experimental studies);

• To provide an introduction to biotechnological research, biotechnological applications and new technologies.