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Marine Mammals: Adaptation and Survival

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Course Description:

Mammals living in the marine environment have developed adaptations to their physiology and behaviors that allow them to survive in the cold Pacific Ocean. In this introductory class, you'll earn how they thrive in this challenging environment, from withstanding the crushing pressure of the deep sea, to finding mates and searching for prey in the dark ocean, to keeping warm and dry in the waves.


Tuition: $10.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

Register Myself


Monday, Apr. 2 *2:00 – 4:00pm* (1 session)


CSUMB at Ryan Ranch, 8 Upper Ragsdale Drive, Monterey


Melinda Nakagawa is a naturalist, marine biologist and longtime educator who has worked on various research projects with marine birds, mammals and leatherback turtles.