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Adults & children


The Fins of Fish online course 


Course details:

Dates: 10 June to 2 July 2020
Duration: Four weeks
Format: Weekly self-study topics, with live Zoom sessions with our teachers
Live sessions: 17h00 to 19h00, Wednesdays; 17h00 to 18h00 on two Thursdays
Cost: R1000 per student
Target audience: Adults and gr10-12 learners

This course is an introduction to the biology, anatomy and physiology of marine fish and is well-suited for those with a deep interest in marine fish and how they work.

Fish are by far the most diverse group of vertebrata on our planet, with over 33 000 species of fish described and with an approximate 60/40 split in marine and freshwater species. Finned fish, in the superclass Pisces, include both sharks, rays, ratfish and bony fish – the group we are mostly familiar with and mostly see! Marine bony fish show an array of shape, form, colour and speed variation. Some have adapted to a wide range of salinities and temperatures, and others take care of young or spawn, or just leave once they have released their eggs or sperm. Come and learn all about fish and how we can help them sustain life in the hunting grounds!