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2015-2016 Catalog

GEOL 205 Oceanography

Exploration of the physical, chemical, and biological systems of the oceans and human impacts on these systems. Topics include marine geology, seawater composition, waves, tides, coastal and open ocean processes, marine ecosystems, and ocean pollution. Weekend field trips explore barrier island environments and erosion along the New Jersey coast; oceanographic sampling techniques on Seneca Lake; and pollution of the New England coast. Priority given to geology majors and first- and second-year students.


Any 100-level geology course or permission of instructor