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Paleontology: Ancient Marine Reptiles is a four-lesson course teaching a comprehensive overview of the evolutionary changes that occur when air-breathing terrestrial animals return to water. This course examines the diversity, adaptations, convergence, and phylogenetic relationships of extinct marine reptiles. Students will explore three major groups of marine reptiles: ichthyosaurs, plesiosaurs, and mosasaurs. Watch a preview of the course here: https://uofa.ualberta.ca/courses/paleontology-marine-reptiles
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Rating 4.8 based on 162 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 4 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week
Starts Dec 2 (8 weeks ago)
Cost $65
From University of Alberta via Coursera
Instructors Michael Caldwell, Halle P. Street
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Language English
Subjects Science
Tags Life Sciences Biology Basic Science

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Its worth I have taken all the dinosaur courses offered by the University of Alberta and enjoyed them all.

This course was great Another awesome MOOC by University of Alberta.

I want to thank Mr. Scott and all the team from University of Alberta to present these amazing themes of science to understand better our incredible planet with these beautiful creatures.

Amazing course from the University of Alberta, the enthusiasm from the team just sparkles, the lectures are wonderful and the course notes are superb.

In fact, I have enjoyed all the University of Alberta courses offered on reptiles, birds, dinosaurs, etc.

I've just finish this course and it is the last one for me in the series of the paleontology courses provided by University of Alberta.

This is my second course through the University of Alberta.

I highly, highly recommend this course and any others from the University of Alberta - they are some of the best courses I've ever taken.

Yet another great course by the University of Alberta.

outstanding, do it again I' superb presentations following the three major divisions of marine reptiles from their origins to their eventual extinctions Another excellent course from the University of Alberta.

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It leaves me with a favorable impression of the University of Alberta's research.

An excellent course on a fascinating subject, provided by an engaged team of professional and knowledgeable palaeontologists from the University of Alberta.

I have only words of praise for University of Alberta courses.

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ancient marine reptiles

Great short course, perfect for an introduction to ancient marine reptiles.

Ancient Marine Reptiles isn't my main area of interest and I still enjoyed every second!

Ancient Marine Reptiles is extremely in-depth - there is A LOT to learn here, from various animals to evolution, classification and trees.

This is a fascinating journey into the evolution of ancient marine reptiles.

This course thought me thinking about organisms and there relation with environment and other organisms nice Another excellent course by the University of Alberta team So great to learn about ancient marine reptiles!

An awesome experience about the Ancient Marine Reptiles!

Lots of information regarding the evolutionary history, stratigraphy, biology of these ancient marine reptiles, etc.

Incredible course outlining the evidence and theories associated with the rise and fall of ancient marine reptiles, exploring osteology, pathology, locomotion, phylogeny, taxonomy, geological time, clade dispersal, natural history, evolution, reproduction, diet, and survival strategies.

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Definitely recommend this course to anyone even slightly interested in palaeontology and it really makes me regret my choice of studies.

I cannot recommend this course enough.

I highly recommend this course to anyone interested in paleontology, especially of the marine reptiles that are not spoken about as much as terrestrial ancient reptiles.

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I hope more palaeobiology courses will appear Thank you so much for these courses.

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I learned so much more than I expected and absolutely loved the way the instructor was engaging with the material; I felt I could pay attention and absorb the information without having to take too many breaks.

I really enjoyed this this course and i learnt so much from it.

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very interesting

Very interesting, I learnt a lot.

even the in-video quiz and the phylogenetic tree was amazing and let me apply my critical thinking and logic to solve it and also to analyse the tree.but one problem was that whenever i posted a new thread on the Discussion Forum, no one responded to my queries.apart from this the experience was excellent, and i want to thank the instructor who made my journey through this course very interesting!

I learned a lot, and it was very interesting!

A very interesting course, but it's a pity one can only do the quizzes after payment.

Very interesting and meaningful.

this was super fun and the attached readings made it easier to do when wifi wasn't available Very good, is very interesting and thanks for all.

Very interesting, thanks and love from the Netherlands A maioria dos vídeos estavam com as legendas em inglês fora de sincronia.

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An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile.

Marine Agent $49k

Marine Machinist $57k

Marine Security Guard Det Commander $63k

Junior Marine Surveyor $65k

MARINE MANAGEMENT Contractor $69k

Commercial Banking Officer (fka Marine Midland Bank) $77k

Marine Surveyor/Marine Warranty Surveyor $78k

Marine Surveyor / Loss Control $84k

Software Engineer at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton $105k

Professor Marine Biology and Fisheries $114k

Jaeger Chair, Marine Science $120k

Marine Materials Engineer $145k

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Rating 4.8 based on 162 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 4 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week
Starts Dec 2 (8 weeks ago)
Cost $65
From University of Alberta via Coursera
Instructors Michael Caldwell, Halle P. Street
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Science
Tags Life Sciences Biology Basic Science

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