Here are some resources for you during the course:
Some creepy, crawly links:
The Monterrey Bay Aquarium is a
fantastic place to visit if you're into
marine inverts (or vertebrates for that matter). We have some neat videos
from here that we will show in class also.
The Smithsonian Institute's
giant squid exhibit is fantastic for the history
buff, avid mariner, or interested biologist.
Also from the Smithsonian, there is a whole Department of Invertebrate
Zoology. Great searchable database of images and information!
Information Service also has this GREAT page of pictures
of marine inverts by common name.
Here's a great page about
ladybugs (known as "ladybird beetles" in many countries.
If you're interested in spiders, here is a site with great photos and information on a variety of spiders found in Europe (and the U.S. also, for the most part).
This is the website of a biological diversity course at the University of Chicago. They have some great lecture notes and some images that are also worth checking out.