The official website of Stanford Class Bio 21 – The Science of the Extreme Life of the Sea
Based on the book Extreme Life of the Sea, this course will explore the new science about how marine species thrive in some of the world’s most difficult environments. Species that live in the hottest, coldest, deepest and shallowest habitats will be described along with the genetic, biochemical, physiological and behavioral adaptations that allow them to persist. We will also examine the fastest, the oldest, the most archaic, the smallest, biggest and the most numerous species. Emphasis will be on the scientific discoveries about these species that give insight into their lives.
Preferred days and Times of course: Tuesdays 2:15 – 5:05
About the Instructor:
Stephen R. Palumbi, Ph.D.,
is the Director of the Hopkins Marine Station and the Harold A. Miller Professor of Marine Science at Stanford University. He is one of today’s leading marine scientists. His previous work has appeared in publications from the New York Times to the Seattle Times, and he has contributed to or been interviewed by the BBC/Animal Planet, the Discovery Channel, the History Channel, and National Geographic. His film projects include the BBC series The Future Is Wild, the History channel’s Life after People, and the Short Attention Span Science Theater. He is also the author of The Death and Life of Monterey Bay and The Evolution Explosion: How Humans Cause Rapid Evolutionary Change. Website: http://palumbi.stanford.edu/