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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However, a certain, but as yet undetermined, amount of energy is lost through
fecal pellets and exoskeletons sinking out of the photic zone. Copepod influence
on Atlantic and Pacific Plankton Community Ecology At this juncture, it is useful to
Most of the dominant organisms of intertidal rocks are solitary or clonal animals,
whereas subtidal rocks seem dominated by colonial encrusting animals. Atlantic
and Pacific Rocky Shores There are significant differences in the geographical, ...
Atlantic reefs usually rest on shallow banks or platforms, probably the result of
erosion by wave action during the Pleistocene period when sea level was much
lower. Borings through Atlantic reefs, therefore, do not show the great depth of
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H A P T E R
SOME ECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES
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