PSL379H - Virtual

Comparative Applied Field Marine Mammal Physiology

Accepting applications for 2024. To secure your spot for this very popular course, please complete your application with a non-refundable bank draft. 
For details see below.

Act now to take advantage of this unique, covid free, opportunity and get .5 credit in the process!

Coordinator: Dr. C. Wittnich

Date: April 29-May 10, 2024
Location: Quercus -
Virtual Visiting Florida [Various Species Of Dolphin & Seals]

Description:  Come join us and have the experience of your life – virtually enjoy up close and personal videos interacting with seals like sea lions, and various species of dolphins; all the while getting a University of Toronto and Physiology half credit. Experience physiology of these beautiful and awesome creatures. First week is spent on Zoom virtually visiting our marine mammal friends in Florida with daily activities such as in-water interactions with these amazing animals seeing their amazing anatomy and physiology. During the second week we will have virtual daily class meetings to discuss our individual projects, and group discussion of the information learned and applied. Space is limited for this unique one of a kind opportunity and it is filling up fast.

Applications should be done immediately as there are limited spaces available. Note this course also does count toward fulfilling physiology credit requirements.  Virtual Field Marine Mammal_ application_form_2024_5_0.pdf

Cost: Fees for PSL379H online virtual course is $2,200 USD.  The fees covers the technical personnel, trainers, staff, marine mammal facilities, costs of video acquisitions, processing and animal interactions during said video sessions.  Students are responsible for any applicable university tuition.

Contact: Dr Wittnich immediately at to be sure not to miss this experience! 

Evaluation:  ‘Field’ notes 30%, Participation 30%, Final essay 40%

To Register: Please fill out the Course Application Form for PSL379-2022 virtual on the physiology web site and with a $500 CDN non-refundable deposit payable to the University of Toronto mail to:

                          Jay Bhat, Department of Physiology
                          Medical Sciences Building
                          1 King’s College Circle, Room 3368
                          Toronto, ON  M5S 1A8