Marine Vertebrate Zoology- MSC 276


Previous Announcements

Week of 04/25/11

Marine Technology Scholarship Applications are now available!! These are based both on need and academics, and range between $100 and full tuition. Apply Now!!!

 

Please see Ms. Terrika Davis to pick up an application. They are due Friday, April 29, 2011.

 

Final exam SI review: Thursday, April 28 from 1000-1300 in S-209

 

MAKE-UP HOURS:

  • ECHO (Total to Make-up = 1)
    • 1600-1650, Tuesday, May 3, 2011
  • GOLF (Total to Make-up = 1)
    • 0800-0850, Friday, April 29, 2011

     

    Specimens will be available until 1700, Thursday, April 28, 2011.

ECHO

  • Lecture: Continuation of lectures.
  • Lab:
    • R/V Martech Field Trip
    • Don't forget your ID guides!

FOXTROT

  • Lecture: Continuation of lectures continuing with Mammals.
  • Lab:
    • R/V Martech Field Trip
    • Don't forget your ID guides!

GOLF

  • Lecture: Continuation of lectures starting with Mammals.
  • Lab:
    • Final Practical Exam
      • Specimens will be available until 1700, Thursday, April 28, 2011.
    • Notebooks are due on Friday, April 29, 2011 at the end of the exam.

Week of 04/18/11

Marine Technology Scholarship Applications are now available!! These are based both on need and academics, and range between $100 and full tuition. Apply Now!!!

 

Please see Ms. Terrika Davis to pick up an application. They are due Friday, April 29, 2011.

 

There will be no SI sessions on the following dates:

Monday, April 18

Final exam SI review: Thursday, April 28 from 1000-1300 in S-209

MAKE-UP HOURS:

  • ECHO (Total to Make-up = 2)
    • 1600-1650, Tuesday, April 26, 2011
    • 1600-1650, Tuesday, May 3, 2011
  • GOLF (Total to Make-up = 1)
    • 0800-0850, Friday, April 29, 2011

ECHO

  • Lecture: Continuation of lectures beginning with Turtle Growth & Development.
  • Lab:
    • Presentations
      • Please email your powerpoint presentation to Ms. Degan before midnight, Sunday, April 17, 2011.
      • PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE

FOXTROT

  • Lecture: Quiz on Monday covering Flounder families to Atlantic hawksbill.
    • Continuation of lectures continuing with Turtles.
  • Lab:
    • Presentations
      • Please email your powerpoint presentation to Ms. Degan before midnight, Tuesday, April 19, 2011.
      • PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE
      Time Group
      0800-0810
      Phillip & Andrew
      0810-0820
      Anthony & Craig
      0820-0830
      Caleb & Adam
      0830-0840
      Nick & Brian J.
      0900-0910
      Taylor (& Cody?)
      0910-0920
      Brian H. & Ryan
      0920-0930
      Jake & Don
      0930-0940
      Zak & Keegan
      0940-0950
      Ari & Rob

GOLF

  • Lecture:
    • Presentations on Monday, April 18 and Wednesday, April 20, 2011
    • Please email your powerpoint presentation to Ms. Degan before midnight, the night before your presentation day.
    • PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE
    Monday, April 18, 2011   Wednesday, April 20, 2011
    Time
    Group
    Time Group
    1100-1110
    Drew & Laura
    1100-1110
    Tabbi & Trey
    1110-1120
    Eric M. & Steph K.
    1110-1120
    Eric C. & Eli
    1120-1130
    Jamie & Steph J.
    1120-1130
    Levi & Will
    1130-1140
    Scott & Jon
    1130-1140
    Jake S. & Chris
    1140-1150
    1140-1150
    Zach & Jake P.
  • Lab:
    • No lab this week. We have Good Friday off.

Week of 04/11/11

 

There will be no SI sessions on the following dates:

Monday, April 11

Thursday, April 14

Monday, April 18

Final exam SI review: Thursday, April 28 from 1000-1300 in S-209

MAKE-UP HOURS:

  • ECHO (Total to Make-up = 2)
    • 1600-1650, Tuesday, April 26, 2011
    • 1600-1650, Tuesday, May 3, 2011
  • GOLF (Total to Make-up = 2)
    • 0800-0850, Friday, April 15, 2011
    • 0800-0850, Friday, April 29, 2011

ECHO

  • Lecture: Continuation of lectures beginning with Order Tetraodontiformes.
  • Lab:
    • ID lab
    • Working on Presentations
      • Be prepared to have access to a computer lab to prepare your Powerpoint presentation.

FOXTROT

  • Lecture: Quiz on Monday covering Tuna Heat Exchangers to Left vs. Right-eye flounders.
    • Continuation of lectures continuing with flatfish.
  • Lab:
    • ID lab
    • Working on Presentations
      • Be prepared to have access to a computer lab to prepare your Powerpoint presentation.

GOLF

  • Lecture: Continuation of lectures beginning with Order Tetraodontiformes.
  • Lab:
    • R/V Martech Field Trip
    • NMFS Observer Data Sheets

Week of 04/04/11

 

MAKE-UP HOURS:

  • ECHO (Total to Make-up = 2)
    • To Be Announced
  • GOLF (Total to Make-up = 3)
    • 0800-0850, Friday, April 8, 2011
    • 0800-0850, Friday, April 15, 2011
    • 0800-0850, Friday, April 29, 2011

Readings for all sections:

  • Brain Heaters in Billfishes
    • The Diversity of Fishes p. 85
  • Check out the following Xiphiidae video.

ECHO

  • Lecture: Continuation of lectures beginning with Family Stromateidae.
  • Lab:
    • ID lab
    • Working on Presentations
  • Scientific Articles are DUE on Monday morning.

FOXTROT

  • Lecture: Quiz covering Family Ephippidae to tuna hydrodynamics.
    • Continuation of lectures continuing with Family Scombridae.
  • Lab:
    • ID lab
    • Working on Presentations
  • Scientific Articles are DUE on Wednesday morning.

GOLF

  • Lecture: Continuation of lectures beginning with Family Blennidae.
  • Lab: Postponed until next week!
    • R/V Martech Field Trip
    • NMFS Observer Data Sheets

Week of 03/28/11

 

MAKE-UP HOURS:

  • ECHO (Total to Make-up = 3)
    • 1600-1650, Tuesday, March 29, 2011
  • FOXTROT (Total to Make-up = 3)
    • Take-home assignment
  • GOLF (Total to Make-up = 3)
    • 0800-0850, Friday, April 8, 2011
    • 0800-0850, Friday, April 15, 2011
    • 0800-0850, Friday, April 29, 2011

Readings for all sections:

  • The Function(s) of Coloration in Coral Reef Fishes
    • The Diversity of Fishes p. 368-369

ECHO

  • Lecture: Continuation of lectures beginning with Family Labridae.
  • Lab:
    • Otoliths
    • Check out the readings in Student Resources
  • Make-up Assignment is due on Thursday, March 31, 2011.

FOXTROT

  • Lecture: Continuation of lectures beginning with Family Ephippidae.
  • Lab:
    • Otoliths
    • Check out the readings in Student Resources
  • Make-up Assignment is due on Friday, April 1, 2011.

GOLF

  • Lecture: Continuation of lectures beginning with Family Ephippidae.
  • Lab:
    • Otoliths
    • Check out the readings in Student Resources

Week of 03/21/11

 

Supplemental Instruction is CANCELLED for this week

 

MAKE-UP HOURS:

  • ECHO (Total to Make-up = 4)
    • 1600-1650, Tuesday, March 22, 2011
    • 1600-1650, Tuesday, March 29, 2011
  • FOXTROT (Total to Make-up = 3)
    • Take-home assignment
  • GOLF (Total to Make-up = 3)
    • 0800-0850, Friday, April 8, 2011
    • 0800-0850, Friday, April 15, 2011
    • 0800-0850, Friday, April 29, 2011

Readings for all sections:

  • Social Transmission of Cultural Traditions in Fishes
    • The Diversity of Fishes p.377
  • The Function(s) of Coloration in Coral Reef Fishes
    • The Diversity of Fishes p. 368-369

ECHO

  • Lecture: Continuation of lectures beginning with Family Gerreidae.
  • Lab:
    • Larval Fish Identification
    • Working on Lab Projects (presentations)
    • Final list of specimens

FOXTROT

  • Lecture: Continuation of lectures beginning with Family Carangidae
  • Lab:
    • Working on Lab Projects (presentations)
    • Final list of specimens

GOLF

  • CRUISE

Week of 03/14/11

MAKE-UP HOURS:

  • ECHO (Total to Make-up = 4)
    • 1600-1650, Tuesday, March 22, 2011
    • 1600-1650, Tuesday, March 29, 2011
  • FOXTROT (Total to Make-up = 3)
    • Take-home assignment
  • GOLF (Total to Make-up = 4)
    • 0800-0850, Friday, March 18, 2011
    • 0800-0850, Friday, April 8, 2011
    • 0800-0850, Friday, April 15, 2011
    • 0800-0850, Friday, April 29, 2011

Readings for all sections:

  • Social Transmission of Cultural Traditions in Fishes
    • The Diversity of Fishes p.377

ECHO

  • Both MIDTERM EXAMS on Monday, March 14, 2011.
  • Continuation of lectures beginning on Tuesday, March 15, 2011.

FOXTROT

  • CRUISE

     

GOLF

  • Lectures: Starting at Family Gerreidae on Monday
  • Lab: Working on Final Project (presentations).

Week of 02/28/11

MAKE-UP HOURS: Additional times will be scheduled after Spring Break.

  • FOXTROT (Total to Make-up = 5)
    • Monday, February 28, 1200-1250
    • Friday, March 4, 1300-1350
  • GOLF (Total to Make-up = 7)
    • Friday, March 4, 0800-0850

READINGS FOR ALL SECTIONS:

  • Study for your midterms!!! The Specimen Collection will be available over the weekend (February 26 & 27). You need a student ID to be allowed in the S-building.
    • The Collection will be unavailable after 1700 on Tuesday, March 1, 2010.
  • Heather Stoker will be holding a Midterm Review Session on Thursday, March 3 from 1000 to 1300 in S-209. Three hour attendance is not mandatory.
  • A midterm review sheet was emailed to your CampusCruiser account on Saturday, February 26, 2010.

ECHO

  • CRUISE

FOXTROT

  • Lectures: Continuing with Family Serranidae on Monday
    • There will be a make-up hour on Monday from 1200-1250 in S-209 (during your regularly scheduled SI session).
    • Lecture exam on Friday, March 4, 2010.
  • Lab: Practical Exam on Wednesday, March 2, 2010.

     

GOLF

  • Lectures: Starting at Family Priacanthidae on Monday
    • Lecture exam on Friday, March 4, 2010 at 0800.
  • Lab: Practical Exam on Friday, March 4, 2010 after the lecture exam.
    • There will be a make-up hour on Friday from 0800-0850.

Week of 02/21/11

MAKE-UP HOURS: Additional times will be scheduled after Spring Break.

  • ECHO (Total to Make-up = 9)
    • Tuesday, February 22, 1600-1650
  • FOXTROT (Total to Make-up = 5)
    • Monday, February 28, 1200-1250
    • Friday, March 4, 1300-1350
  • GOLF (Total to Make-up = 8)
    • Friday, February 25, 0800-0850
    • Friday, March 4, 0800-0850

READINGS FOR ALL SECTIONS:

ECHO

  • Lectures: Starting at Family Exocoetidae on Monday
    • Quiz #6 covering Eels to the Salmon on Monday at 0800
    • There will be a make-up hour on Tuesday from 1600-1650
  • Lab: Statistics
    • Check out the lab reading in Student Resources.
    • A calculator is required.

FOXTROT

  • Lectures: Starting at Family Fundulidae on Monday
    • Quiz #6 covering Salmon to the Pearlfishes on Monday at 1300
    • There will be a make-up hour on Friday from 1300-1350
  • Lab: Statistics
    • Check out the lab reading in Student Resources.
    • A calculator is required.

     

GOLF

  • Lectures: Starting at Family Gadidae on Monday
  • Lab: Statistics
    • Check out the lab reading in Student Resources.
    • A calculator is required.

Week of 02/14/11

MAKE-UP HOURS: Additional times will be scheduled after Spring Break.

  • ECHO (Total to Make-up = 11)
    • Tuesday, February 15, 1600-1650
    • Tuesday, February 22, 1600-1650
  • FOXTROT (Total to Make-up = 7)
    • Friday, February 18, 1300-1350
    • Monday, February 28, 1200-1250
    • Friday, March 4, 1300-1350
  • GOLF (Total to Make-up = 9)
    • Friday, February 25, 0800-0850
    • Friday, March 4, 0800-0850

READINGS FOR ALL SECTIONS:

ECHO

  • Lectures: Bony Fishes (finally!)
  • Lab: Internal Anatomy
    • Read the Lab document beforehand. It's in the Resources section.
    • Dissection kits are required.
    • Don't forget your ID guide!

FOXTROT & GOLF

  • Lectures: Bony Fishes (cont'd)
  • Lab: TBA

Week of 02/07/11

MAKE-UP HOURS: Additional times will be scheduled after Spring Break.

  • ECHO (Total to Make-up = 11)
    • Tuesday, February 8, 1600-1650
    • Tuesday, February 15, 1600-1650
    • Thursday, February 17, 1600-1650
    • Tuesday, February 22, 1600-1650
  • FOXTROT (Total to Make-up = 7)
    • Friday, February 11, 1300-1350
    • Friday, February 18, 1300-1350
    • Monday, February 28, 1200-1250
    • Friday, March 4, 1300-1350
  • GOLF (Total to Make-up = 9)
    • Friday, February 11, 0800-0850
    • Friday, February 25, 0800-0850
    • Friday, March 4, 0800-0850

READINGS FOR ALL SECTIONS:

  • You can find these most recent readings in the Resources section.
    • Skate or Ray?
    • How Fast Can A Shark Swim?

ECHO

  • Lectures: Shark Week continued
  • Lab: ID lab & Library
    • Don't forget your ID guide!

FOXTROT & GOLF

  • Lectures: Bony Fishes (finally!)
  • Lab: Internal Anatomy
    • Read the Lab document beforehand. It's in the Resources section.
    • Dissection kits are required!

Week of 01/31/11

READINGS FOR ALL SECTIONS:

  • Sharks, Rays, and Chimaeras
    • Chapter 15 in "Fishes: An Introduction to Ichthyology" by Moyle & Cech

ECHO

  • Lectures: Shark Week
  • Lab: R/V Martech Field Trip
    • Don't forget your ID guide

FOXTROT

  • Lectures: Shark Week
  • Lab: MOVIE
  • Quiz #3 on Monday covering the Chondrichthyes lectures, up to the thresher shark.

GOLF

  • Lectures: Shark Week
  • Lab: MOVIE

Week of 01/24/11

READINGS FOR ALL SECTIONS:

  • Sharks, Rays, and Chimaeras
    • Chapter 15 in "Fishes: An Introduction to Ichthyology" by Moyle & Cech

ECHO

  • Lab: External Anatomy
    • Please read the lab beforehand. It is in Student Resources.
  • Quiz #2 on Thursday

FOXTROT & GOLF

  • Lectures: Shark Week
  • Lab: R/V Martech Field Trip
    • Don't forget your ID guide
  • Quiz #2 on Monday covering the last few slides of lecture #2 and lampreys & hagfish.

Week of 01/17/11

Monday - OFF for MLK

READINGS FOR ALL SECTIONS:

  • Lampreys & Hagfish
    • Chapter 14 in "Fishes: An Introduction to Ichthyology" by Moyle & Cech

LECTURES:

ALL SECTIONS will continue with lectures during their lecture hours.

LABS:

ECHO

  • No lab due to MLK Holiday
  • Quiz #1 on Tuesday covering the first lecture (Vertebrate Ancestry)

FOXTROT

  • Lab CHANGE: External Anatomy
    • Don't forget your ID guides

GOLF

  • Lab CHANGE: ID Lab
    • The R/V Martech trip has been moved to next week (January 28)

Week of 01/11/11

READINGS FOR ALL SECTIONS:

  • Chapter 13 in "Fishes: An Introduction to Ichthyology" by Moyle & Cech (5th edition) AND/OR Chapter 11 in "The Diversity of Fishes" by Helfman et al.
    • Both chapters cover the same material, so you may read them both, or choose one.
  • Both textbooks are available on Reserve at the CFCC library. You need a student ID to use the books for 2 hours in the library. Don't take both of them at the same time!!
  • Be sure to have the reading completed before the first quiz.

ECHO:

  • Monday is our lab day. For the first hour we will cover the first lecture - Vertebrate Ancestry. Then we'll head to the library for a tour, and discuss aquarium extra credit with Ms. Daniel.

FOXTROT:

  • We will continue with lectures this week. Remember, it's a good idea to print the slides beforehand!
  • For our lab on Wednesday please read over the External Anatomy document in Student Resources.

GOLF:

  • We will continue with lectures this week. Remember, it's a good idea to print the slides beforehand!
  • For our lab on Friday please read over the External Anatomy document in Student Resources.

Week of 01/05/11

Welcome to MSC 276!

  • Please check out the syllabus before coming to your first class. It can be found in the Outline & Syllabus section above.