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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Immediately behind the buttress zone is a Smooth, Coral-free ridge of encrusting
coralline algae called the algal ridge. This ridge receives the full impact of the
wave energy and, therefore, is virtually free of any organisms except the
caging, coral is rapidly overgrown and killed by algae. Indeed, Hay (1991) has
noted that not only are there more herbivorous fishes on coral reefs than in any
other marine habitat, but their grazing rates on certain portions of the coral reef ...
TA B L E 10.1 Summary of the Types of Associations Between Algae and Marine
Invertebrates Algal Symbiont Group Algal Taxon Zooxanthellae Dinophyceae
Haptophyceae Chrysophyceae Bacillariophyceae Cryptophyceae Zoochlorellae
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H A P T E R
SOME ECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES
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