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Cornell And University Of Queensland Offer A Course On Sharks For Free

There are moments in life that we look back on and realize how our lives were set on a different course. For me, it was the first time I saw the movie Jaws. I loved it, and I wanted to know as much as I could about the monsters of the deep. I have since learned that sharks are not the monsters that we thought; they are not mindless eating machines. But, as horror movies go, sharks are still super predators, with humans on the menu. Don’t get me wrong, there are times when something ridiculous, like flying sharks, can just be a fun, but also, there are films that portray these animals as a Michael Myers type, waiting for us to put a foot in the water just to eat it off. However, what if you want to learn more about theses fascination creatures? Now there’s an online course from Cornell University and the University of Queensland hosted by EdX called ‘Sharks! Global Diversity, Biology and Conservation.’ And the best part is that it’s absolutely free!

In the course you’ll learn about different habitats and distribution of sharks around the world, evolutionary history, functional anatomy, ecological roles of sharks, and much more. Professors who teach the course are:

💀 William E. Bemis

Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Cornell University.

💀 Warren D. Allmon

Director of Paleontological Research Institution and Hunter R. Rawlings III professor of

paleontology Cornell University.

💀 Ian Tibbetts

Associate Professor of Biology University of Queensland.

💀 Betty McGuire

Senior Lecturer of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Cornell University.

💀 Elizabeth Balko

Senior Lecturer of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Cornell University.

💀 Joshua Moyer

Research technician in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Cornell University.

So if you are planning on writing a story about sharks, or making a film, there is nothing better than knowing as much as you can about the subject; there is no better place to learn from experts from colleges around the world, and there's no better price than free.

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