This unit exposes students to a detailed examination of the physiology of aquatic organisms, with an emphasis on fish and crustaceans. Development, growth, respiration, osmoregulation excretion, reproduction, endocrinology and sensory physiology are discussed in relation to the effects of natural and artificial environmental changes on physiological processes.
|Unit name||Aquatic Animal Physiology and Behaviour|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
|Discipline||Fisheries and Aquaculture|
|Coordinator||Doctor Louise Adams|
|Available as an elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Understand the basis and interrelationship of aspects of respiration, digestion, metabolism, excretion, reproduction, endocrine function, and sensory function in aquatic animals.
- Understand how different physico-chemical variables affect the physiology and growth of aquatic animals.
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Weekly for 13 weeks, 2-hr lectures, 3-hr practicals
|Assessment||Lab Assignment 1 (15%)|Lab Assignment 2 (15%)|Test (20%)|Examination (50%)|
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