Marine Mammalogy 2012

MWF 4:30 – 5:30

LSC 240




Tonya Wimmer (Ph 499-3529 twimmer “at”

 Office hours: Email for appointment



Teaching assistants:

Catalina Gomez (room LSC 3076, Ph 494-3723, CT378211 “at”  

Joana Augusto (room LSC 3076, Ph 494-3723, Joana.Augusto “at”

 In regards to assignments, please email your TA for appointment

About the course


This course is about the biology of marine mammals and why their biological attributes have made this group of species important, controversial, and interesting. We hope that you will become interested in these animals and the issues surrounding them.


Parts of the course will be taught by some of the other marine mammal experts at Dalhousie. You will largely be evaluated on the basis of a realistic project which investigates a controversy involving marine mammals. The first set of lectures will give a background in marine mammalogy, the next set more in-depth information about some interesting species (including some research techniques), and then you will inform each other about marine mammal issues.


Index and Important Links


Schedule and lecture notes


List of issues

Marking scheme for assignments

Partners for topics with email addresses

Student presentations

Example of assignment

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Sources of information about marine mammals


Information about jobs with marine mammals


Intellectual honesty (plagiarism, etc.)


Students with disabilities:

   Students with disabilities are encouraged to register as quickly as possible at the Student Accessibility Services if they want to receive academic accommodations. To do so please phone 494-2836, e-mail , drop in at the Killam, G28 or visit our website at