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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Most of the free-living planktonic copepods have a characteristic body shape and
hence are readily recognizable (Figure 2.5a). Copepods graze on phytoplankton
either by using a filtering mechanism that works by removing algal cells from ...
There are, however, a significant number of very small Squids that are not strong
swimmers and must be considered planktonic (see Figure 2.24b; Figure 2.19). It
is among the phylum Arthropoda that the greatest number of plankton organisms
FIGURE 6.1 2 Typical tidal curve for a mixed tide area on the Pacific coast of
North America. (b) Maximum time of Continuous submergence for various tide
levels on the Pacific coast of North America. (b from “Critical Tide Factors that are
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H A P T E R
SOME ECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES
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