|Course Description :||The unity and diversity of marine communities. Distribution of phyto-and zooplankton and their chemical composition, and production. Dissolved and particulate organic matter and processes of formation. Feeding of plankton; detritus and its role as a food source. Distribution, diversity and abundance of the benthos and benthic secondary production. Chemical composition of benthic sediments, Patterns of migration and production of nekton, its population growth and production. Utilization, of marine production strategies of survival.