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Class Afloat - West Island College International is one of the world’s leading experiential education opportunities. This Canadian school offers rigorous and internationally acclaimed academic programmes for Grade 11, 12, University and GAP year students, while sailing aboard a historic tall ship and exploring over 20 ports of call worldwide. Attaining high standards in academic excellence, community service, leadership, and personal development, more than 1500 Class Afloat students from around the world have had the experience of a lifetime, developing as individuals, excelling as citizens, forging lifelong friendships, and exploring the world.

This course provides an introduction to the oceans of the world and marine organisms, their importance to humans and how they are impacted by society.  The diversity and ecology of phytoplankton, zooplankton, invertebrates, fish, mammals, birds, and seaweeds are explored as they relate to ocean processes such as tides, currents, pollution, fisheries, aquaculture, and climate change.

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