Marine Science is a distance learning course for beginning college students. It is an introduction to oceanography and marine biology. It covers ocean properties, marine ecology of tropical, polar, temperate and deep-sea regions, as well as some marine environmental concerns. The entire course content is contained in lessons available at this website. Begin the course by reading the Navigation page above.
This course is open to anyone who would like to learn about marine science. Instructors who wish to use this free online course must contact one of the authors (Genny Anderson or Rebecca Martin - contact information on the Contacts/Copyright page above) to be sure it will be open during the term they wish to use it. Everyone is free to enjoy this presentation. Welcome !
Docents from the Hollister Ranch Tidepool School and the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center use part of this course as their training. Please click the dark blue rectangle below for your particular lesson(s)..
1.2 The World Ocean