Marine Biology

11th Grade - 32 Weeks

Join us for an exciting adventure exploring marine wildlife and their habitats. Students will become acquainted with microscopic organisms that make life in the ocean possible, including details about their interesting habits and life cycles. Dissections of larger organisms include clams, starfish, and sharks. We will explore how these creatures and their physical surroundings form marine ecosystems such as intertidal zones, estuaries, coral reefs, continental shelf, epipelagic, and deep-ocean communities. This course focuses on how these subjects apply to Florida whenever possible. 

This is a high school science with lab class so there are many experiments which will need to be properly written up as instructed in the syllabus for a complete Marine Biology with Lab credit. This adventure is designed for students that have already completed first year Biology.

Required Textbooks:

(Textbooks are sold separately)

Apologia Exploring Creation with Marine Biology 1st Edition (Same cover as pictured)

Solutions and Test Manual 1st Edition

Priceless Florida by Ellie Whitney and Bruce Means (ISBN: 1561643084)

*Note: Priceless Florida is no longer being published as it has been split into three volumes.  If you are unable to obtain Priceless Florida, please purchase the following two volumes:

Florida's Waters by Ellie Whitney and D. Bruce Means & Anne Rudloe (ISBN 978156164-8689)

Florida's Wetlands by Ellie Whitney and D. Bruce Means and Anne Rudloe (ISBN 9781561646876)

How Does It Work?

Weekly Students

  • Step 1. Complete homework in textbook as indicated on syllabus

  • Step 2. Watch Online Classes

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  • Labs Included!

    Students watch labs, then completed Lab Write up to earn credit.

  • Grading Instructions

    Detailed grading instructions, examples, student test grading covered in online sessions.

  • Self Paced

    Available 24/7

1 year of streaming access

Courses are not permanently available. Each family must purchase course access. Siblings are encouraged to share during the 12 months of access.

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Course curriculum

  • 2
    Supplemental Reading
    • Supplemental Study Guide Questions
    • Supplemental Study Guide Questions - Answer Key
    • Supplemental Test Questions
    • Supplemental Test Questions - Answer Key
  • 3
    Course Prequel Homework-The Creation Interpretation Parts 1-4
  • 5
    Class 2 (Module 1b)
    • Prep for Class 2
    • Class 2
  • 6
    Class 3 (Module 2)
    • Prep for Class 3
    • Class 3
  • 7
    Class 4 (Module 3a)
    • Prep for Class 4
    • Class 4
    • Class 4 Labs
  • 8
    Class 5 (Module 3b)
    • Prep for Class 5
    • Class 5
  • 9
    Class 6 (Module 4)
    • Prep for Class 6
    • Class 6
  • 10
    Class 7 (Module 5a)
    • Prep for Class 7
    • Class 7
    • Class 7 Labs
  • 11
    Class 8 (Module 5b)
    • Prep for Class 8
    • Class 8
    • Class 8 Lab - Starfish dissection
  • 12
    Class 9 (Module 6a)
    • Prep for Class 9
    • Class 9
  • 13
    Class 10 (Module 6b)
    • Prep for Class 10
    • Class 10
    • Class 10 Study Guide and Shark dissection
  • 14
    Class 11 (Module 7a)
    • Prep for Class 11
    • Class 11
  • 15
    Class 12 (Module 7b)
    • Prep for Class 12
    • Class 12
  • 16
    Class 13 (Module 8a)
    • Prep for Class 13
    • Class 13
  • 17
    Class 14 (Module 8b)
    • Prep for Class 14
    • Class 14
  • 18
    Class 15 (Module 9a)
    • Prep for Class 15
    • Class 15
  • 19
    Class 16 (Module 9b)
    • Prep for Class 16
    • Class 16
  • 20
    Class 17 (Module 10a)
    • Prep for Class 17
    • Class 17
    • 1. The Florida Panhandle’s Tides and Marshes
    • 2. Marsh Friends- Species Diversity in a Salt Marsh: In the Grass, On the Reef
    • 3. Wildlife Scenes in the Saltmarsh
  • 21
    Class 18 (Module 10b)
    • Prep for Class 18
    • Class 18
    • 1. The Springs: Jewels of Florida
    • 2. Red Mangrove: The Strangest Roots and Fruit
    • 3. Under H2O
    • 4. Mangrove Tree Crab, Sanibel Island, Florida
  • 22
    Class 19 (Module 10c)
    • Prep for Class 19
    • Class 19 - part a
    • Class 19 - part b
  • 23
    Class 20 (Module 11a)
    • Prep for Class 20
    • Class 20
    • 1. Student Documentary: An Estuary's Story
    • 2. The Secret life of plankton - Tierney Thys
  • 24
    Class 21 (Module 11b)
    • Prep for Class 21
    • Class 21
  • 25
    Class 22 (Module 11c)
    • Prep for Class 22
    • Class 22
    • 1. Stunning Time-Lapse shows Coral Reef's Secret Life on the Great Barrier Reef - BBC NEWS
    • 2. Hawaiian Showers - Cleaning Stations in Hawaii + Scuba Diving
    • 3. Crown of Thorns Starfish Crisis
    • 4. Snorkeling White Bank Reef in the Florida Keys
  • 26
    Class 23 (Module 12)
    • Prep for Class 23
    • Class 23
    • 1. Dive the Giant Kelp Forest of Tasmania Australia
    • 2. Underwater Forest
  • 27
    Class 24 (Module 13a)
    • Prep for Class 24
    • Class 24
    • 1. Discovering the Sea Grass Bed with Jack & Anne Rudloe
    • 2. Gulf Coast Seagrass
    • 3. Restoring Seagrass Beds in the Florida Keys
    • 4. Male Seahorse Giving Birth at Deep Hull
  • 28
    Class 25 (Module 13b)
    • Prep for Class 25
    • Class 25
    • 1. Zooplankton feeding: copepod adults and larvae (nauplii) eating various phytoplankton
    • 2. Giant Pyrosome and Salps
    • 3. The Power of Plankton
    • 4. Plankton – Gelatinous Zooplankton
  • 29
    Class 26 (Module 13c)
    • Prep for Class 26
    • Florida Waters
    • Class 26
    • 1. Understanding ENSO
  • 30
    Class 27 (Module 14a)
    • Prep for Class 27
    • Class 27
    • 1. Macropinna microstoma: A deep-sea fish with a transparent head and tubular eyes
    • 2. Bioluminescence on Camera
  • 31
    Class 28 (Module 14b)
    • Prep for Class 28
    • Class 28
    • 1. The anglerfish: The original approach to deep-sea fishing
    • 2. Photo Gallery of Deep Sea Creatures
    • 3. NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer: Galápagos Rift, New Hydrothermal Vent Discovered 7/23/2011
    • 4. Cold Seeps and Methane Hydrates
    • 5. Underwater Lake
  • 32
    Class 29 (Module 15a)
    • Prep for Class 29
    • Class 29
    • 1. How Seafood is Caught: Purse Seining
    • 2. Industry embracing sustainable tuna fishing in the Pacific
    • 3. How Seafood is Caught: Gillnetting
    • 4. Port Salerno Commercial Fishing Industry: Port Salerno Seafood Festival, Florida
  • 33
    Class 30 (Module 15b)
    • Prep for Class 30
    • Class 30
    • 1. Deep Sea Fish Farming in Geodesic Domes: Upgrade
    • 2. How Seawater Desalination Works
  • 34
    Class 31 (Module 16a)
    • Prep for Class 31
    • Class 31
  • 35
    Class 32 (Module 16b)
    • Prep for Class 32
    • Class 32