Marine Science is taught by 2018 County Teacher of the Year Runner Up, Phil Tacata. Check out the video on this page to learn a little more about Mr. Tacata!
Course Information: Marine Science at Petaluma High is designed to cover both the physical and biological aspects of the marine environment including, but not limited to:
- The Biology of Marine Mammals
- Weather and Climate
- Zones of the Ocean
- Currents and Waves
- Kelp Forest Ecology
- Wetland Ecology
- The Effects of Plastics
- Pollutants on Marine Ecosystems, Ichthyology, Marine Invertebrate Biology, Marine Birds, and Aquaculture.
Field trips are included and participation is an integral part of the course. Fundraising and non-school hour volunteer work (community service-based) are required. This course meets the Subject Area “d” requirement of the UC/CSU approved course list.