Back to unit search

Unit of Study MRNE5008 Marine Mammals: Biology and Conservation (2023)

Future students:
T: 1800 626 481
E: Email your enquiry here

Current students:
Contact: Faculty of Science and Engineering

Students studying at an education collaboration:
Please contact your relevant institution

Show me unit information for year

View previous years of our units

Unit Snapshot

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

describe the taxonomy, anatomy, biology and ecology of marine mammals and marine megafauna

critically evaluate the main anthropogenic impacts to marine megafauna

develop complex management actions required for the protection marine megafauna in Australian waters

discuss the risks associated with human-megafauna interactions in marine systems, and how these can be mitigated.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Residential 2 days (Once)

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • No prescribed resources/equipment.

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.

Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.

Fee paying courses
For postgraduate or undergraduate full-fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees.

Find out more


Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

Find out more