Introduction to the Biology of Sharks, Skates, and Rays
Two year-long high school courses in science, and completion of grades 10, 11 or 12.
You do not need to have taken SML's Marine Environmental Science courses (section 1 or 2) to enroll in Sharks, Skates, and Rays!
Scalloped Hammerhead shark (Sphyrna lewini) and Atlantic torpedo ray (Tetronarce nobiliana). Photo by Jan Factor.
Elasmobranchs (sharks, skates, and rays) are the subjects of numerous headlines and blockbuster movies, but what do we really know about them? Join us for your opportunity to learn to separate the myths from the reality to better understand these fascinating animals. During this course you will find opportunities to immerse yourself in the study of marine science, elasmobranch biology, and conservation, and put your scientific knowledge and experiences into action while learning to look at the world around you from new perspectives. Expect dissections and boat-based exercises! SML courses combine laboratory work and field work to expose students to real-world marine science.
This course is a university level course, designed for advanced high school students. Students will earn one Cornell University credit.