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" I absolutely loved this class! While my undergraduate career included a lot of hands on work, my week long experience with Dr. Zeligs' Working With Marine Mammals Class far exceeded any biology course I previously enrolled in. Definitely the best class I've ever taken!"

Jakelin Escobar- Undergrad Student

ATR Intl., in conjunction with California State University at Monterey Bay (CSUMB), currently offers a one-week live intensive summer class, and a second course on animal training is also available on-demand online that in conjunction with an internship will earn a Certificate in Beginning Marine Mammalogy

Bio 347: Working With Marine Mammals: This 3 to 4 credit course is designed to assist people who are interested in developing a career in marine mammalogy. It will provide practical information about marine mammals and working with them, drawing on the rich background of marine mammal work in the Monterey Bay area. The course will include many live experiences with the marine mammals at Moss Landing Marine Labs and in the surrounding areas.
This class will instruct students in captive marine mammal husbandry (care and maintenance), training, basic physiology, an overview of common research topics and techniques, as well as public display, education, and current issues in marine mammalogy. Students will intern at least one day at the lab assisting in the care of research-trained California sea lions. They will also develop a resume, go through a mock job interview, and public presentation.

Enrollment begins April 13, 2018! For more information and to sign up please visit: