Biology 11A

Island Ecology: The Kelp Forest
Community of Catalina Island


Course Syllabus

Powerpoint Viewer Download

PowerPoint Exercises for Course Guide

Information for Biology 11A Students

CMA Exercise

Link to the Diving Vessel Bottomscratcher


This specialized two-day class is an introduction to the ecology of kelp forests.  Besides giving a short, but comprehensive intrioduction to kelp forests, the fish and their ecology is useful to teachers, scuba divers and others interested in understanding what they see in kelp forests.  The first meeting is from 10:00am to 2:30pm, Saturday, May 11. 2019 where you will receive information on course requriments, lecture, a course guide and internet access to exercises to prepare for the field study.   The second meeting is a day-long snorkeling trip to Catalina Island on Sunday, May 19, 2019 aboard the the 63 foot diving vessel, Bottom Scratcher. Food for the day will be provided.   Students have the opportunity to dive in a number of locations near the Isthmus area of Catalina Island.  For more information on equipment, costs, etc. see the link above "Information for Biology 11A Students". THE CAMPUS MEETING OF THE CLASS IS IN CFS 91008.