This self paced digital course provides a general understanding of the complex and exciting science of marine ecology, which is the study of how organisms interact with each other and the environment, the flow of energy through communities, and the link between ocean ecosystems. You will earn the SSI Marine Ecology Specialty certification after completing this program.
When you know more about symbioses, underwater ecology, and aquatic plant and animal habitats, you notice behaviors and see creatures you may have previously missed. Learn more about the local ecosystem and take a closer look on your next scuba diving adventure.
You will learn:
The ocean is made up of many different ecosystems that have a wide range of defining characteristics.
Life in our ocean is an incredible diversity of organisms that inhabit different ecosystems.
Physical components of our oceans, like the characteristics of water, temperature, salinity, and movement, interconnect with living systems.
There are many natural and human impacts on our ocean.
Humans can influence the health, management, and recovery of our ocean.
Major aquatic life groupings, interactions and information that dispels myths.
Responsible interactions with aquatic life.