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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Second, there is no large solid substrate anywhere; thus, the animals are always
suspended in a transparent medium with no shelter from predators. Because of
the lack of structures in this area, there is nothing visible for animals to take ...
In the deep sea, the major environmental factors that affect animals and their
interactions are temperature, pressure, absence of light, food, and oxygen
content. The range of pressure is greatest in the deep sea and has a profound
effect on the ...
Basically there are two groupings of nonparasitic symbiotic associations in the
oceans: between algae and invertebrates, and between various animals. All
symbiotic relationships between plants and animals are between unicellular
algae or ...
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SOME ECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES
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