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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Cyanobacteria are abundant in the tropics, where they occasionally form dense
mats of filaments and Color the water. The Red Sea was named from the red
color of the cyanobacterium Trichodesmium (OScillatoria) erythraeum.
On the bare mud flats, the most abundant plants are diatoms, which live in the
surface layers of mud and often give a brownish Color to the surface at low tide.
Other plants include large macroalgae, such as species of Gracilaria (red algae),
These are often seasonally abundant, disappearing during certain times of the
year (Figure 8.8). Estuarine mud flats often have an abundant diatom flora. As
Lackey (1967) noted, the benthic diatoms are more abundant in estuaries than
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H A P T E R
SOME ECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES
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