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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This classification of sediment stabilizers and destabilizers is an improvement on
Woodin's (1976) earlier classification of burrowing deposit feeders, tube builders,
and suspension feeders. Another functional division could be the more ...
Furthermore, the constant reworking and settlement of resuspended particles
leads to burial of the newly settled larvae of suspension feeders, suffocating them
. It does not kill the larvae of the deposit feeders because they burrow into the
The dominant feeding types on mud flats are deposit feeders and suspension
feeders, a situation somewhat different from that on open sand beaches. Deposit
feeders are particularly abundant due to the large amount of organic material and
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H A P T E R
SOME ECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES
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