Why Study Marine Biology at New College?

New College is situated on Sarasota Bay and near coastal and inland areas that make studying Marine Biology here a rich experience. Sarasota Bay is one of 28 estuaries in the country that have been named by the U.S. Congress as an estuary of national significance. The bay and Sarasota’s other natural environs help our Marine Biology professors bring science to life in and out of the classroom. As a Marine Biology student, you can take courses and tutorials on everything from Coral Reef Ecology, Invertebrate Zoology, Fish Biology, Methods of Field Ecology, Animal Behavior, and Aquatic Botany/Marine Plants and more.

Marine Biology students have access to faculty with a wide variety of expertise, including the ecology, communities and public policies of Sarasota Bay and the barrier islands and bays of southwest Florida. Faculty members also conduct research related to the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster and its potential impacts on the nearshore marine and coastal ecosystems of southwest Florida. Other expertise includes fish sensory physiology, invertebrate ecology and population dynamics, ecotoxicology, ecological assessment, biochemistry, marine mammal behavior and cognition, marine policy, mathematical modeling of biological systems and fisheries management.


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Since 2006 U.S. News & World Report has ranked New College among the top 6 of all public liberal arts colleges.

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