Marine Biology: An Ecological Approach
Appropriate for undergraduate majors and graduate students in marine biology and marine ecology, Marine Biology: An Ecological Approach emphasizes the ecological principles that govern marine life throughout all environments within the world's oceans. Its unique ecological approach adds real-world relevance by exploring how organisms interact within their individual ecosystems. The text is organized by habitat and each habitat receives detailed, in-depth coverage, giving instructors flexibility to focus on their particular areas of interest. The Fifth Edition is fully updated with the latest research data and topics, including expanded coverage of the human impact on oceans, oceanic dead zones, and coral reefs. In addition to Nybakken's engaging writing style, the text now offers enhanced pedagogy with new end-of-chapter summaries, a new four-color design to complement the art program, an art CD-ROM for instructors, and a text specific Companion Web site.
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BENTHIC BIOLOGY OF POLAR SEAS The Arctic and Antarctic regions of the
earth appear outwardly similar in that both are characterized by the dominating
presence of ice and snow, year-round cold temperatures, and drastic changes in
FIGURE 5.40 Diagrammatic representation of the currents off the Antarctic
continent. (After “On the Biology of Polar Seas" by G. Hempel in Marine Biology of
Polar Regions and Effects of Stress on Marine Organisms, Gray & Christiansen,
TABLE 5.1 Oceanographic Features of Arctic and Antarctic Oceans Antarctic
Arctic Area (× 10° km) 35–38 14.6 Pack ice Mean maximum 22 12–13 Mean
minimum 2.6 6–7 General features Form Circumpolar ring between 50–60°S ...
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H A P T E R
SOME ECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES
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