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BIO-3512 Early life of marine fish - 10 stp

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics

Type of course

Master course for biology students and masterstudents in fishery science -  The course is available as a singular course.

Course contents

Initially the course gives an introduction to the reproductive patterns and gonad development of fishes, followed by a detailed description of egg and larval development, metamorphosis, larval feeding, behaviour, growth, predation and starvation; including factors affecting these processes. Fish larval ecology, factors determining recruitment and sampling methods are also focused. Examples from the various themes are given from both field and experimental situations. A laboratory course is included and both living and fixed gonads, eggs, larvae and juveniles from selected species are studied.

Application deadline

Concerns only admission to singular courses: Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester and 1 December for the spring semester. Exchange students and Fulbright students: 1 October for the spring semester and 15 April for the autumn semester.

Admission requirements

Local admission, application code 9371 - - Master`s level singular course.

Admission requires a Bachelor`s degree (180 ECTS) or equivalent qualification, with a major in biology of minimum 80 ECTS.

Objective of the course

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

The course has multiple teaching approaches.


Essay (counts 40 %), 4 hours written examination (counts 60 %). A graded scale of five marks from A to E for pass and F for fail.

Obligatory Coursework requirements: Laboratory report. All coursework requirements must be approved in order to take the exam.

There will be a re-sit examination for students that did not pass the previous ordinary examination.

Date for examination

Written test 04.06.2020;Project hand out date 27.04.2020 hand in date 25.05.2020

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced at your faculty early in May and early in November.

Course overlap

BIO-307 Early life history of fishes 6 stp
Lectures Spring 2020
First attandance: see schedule
Lectures prof. Helge Tveiten
prof. Kim Præbel
prof. Stefano Peruzzi
stip. Morgan Lizabeth Bender
Seminars prof. Helge Tveiten
Laboratory prof. Helge Tveiten