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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Estuaries have been and remain in close association with humans, because
many of the major cities of the world are established on estuaries. We shall
discuss the various special physical and chemical conditions in an estuary and
how these ...
extent to which the bars restrict seawater access. Such estuaries are common in
North Carolina, along the Texas and Florida Gulf coasts, in northwestern Europe
(the Netherlands), and parts of Australia. A final category of estuary is the fjord.
Hones or Decreased river flow 25 psu 20 psu 15 psu B - river Sea I A Low tide Or
Increased –P • B - 25 psu 20 psu 15 psu river flow | A Area of maximum salinity
change l —l- | l l | | —FIGURE 8.3 Change of salinity in an estuary with change in
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H A P T E R
SOME ECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES
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