Unit Code: FIS421
Unit Title: Invertebrates, Seaweed Culture and Lab
This Unit is designed to help students understand the different types of invertebrates and seaweed culture techniques. The Unit is divided into two major parts. In Part 1 student learn the different types of tropical invertebrates (marine invertebrates). Topics in this part include general biology, types, classifications and identification of selected samples of marine invertebrate species that are commonly used for farming in the South Pacific region. Such species include corals, bivalves and gastropods molluscs. In Part 2, the focus is on seaweed culture and laboratory investigation. Topics include a general introduction of seaweed culture, seaweed and microalgae. Seaweed farming systems in the Solomon Islands and their future trends and developments are also evaluated in this section. The laboratory work focuses on microalgae culture.