This beginner marine invertebrate course will explore marine invertebrate biology, ecology and key identification features. By the end of the course, you will be able to classify the ten major phyla of marine invertebrates and describe common species.

Using a taxonomic approach, learn how marine invertebrates are grouped and their key features. This will allow you to understand more about marine habitats and their invertebrates anywhere in the world.

This is the perfect course for beginners looking to learn more about marine invertebrates. This course will focus on the ten major phyla of invertebrates that you will find in marine environments including rocky shores, sandy shores, mudflats and estuaries, and will explore their biology, ecology and how they are grouped. This will include segmented worms, molluscs, chordates and more. The course will also introduce you to some common and weird and wonderful invertebrates that you might find in marine environments.


Tutor: Ian Powell

Ian Powell is a former ecology tutor with the FSC at Slapton Ley and on overseas courses to South America. He now teaches undergraduate and masters courses in conservation biology at Edge Hill University and carries out botanical and butterfly surveys and research in the Yorkshire Dales National Park

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