3 hrs.Prerequisite(s): 12 semester hours of biology, including COA 301, BSC 545L or Marine Ichthyology, or permission of instructor. Natural history and population ecology of cetaceans. Will include life history, distribution, population dynamics, diet and feeding, social behavior, evolution, and zoogeography. Concurrent registration in BSC 559L is required. May be taken as COA 543 or MAR 523.