The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

MARS 4427 Marine Animal Field Studies

This field course will offer students comprehensive field based training in the local marine fauna on South Padre Island. Students will conduct field trips to all major habitat types on South Padre Island, identify and classify marine organisms, and learn basic collecting techniques by conducting observational and experimental studies in field settings. Students are expected to stay on the facility during the field course (Student housing will be provided).




BIOL 1407 (or BIOL 1488) and junior standing.

Cross Listed Courses

Credit cannot be earned for both MARS 4427 and BIOL 4427.

Schedule Type


Grading Basis

Standard Letter (A-F)

Administrative Unit

Schl of Earth, Env, & Mari Sci


As scheduled