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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Since the physical environment differs between them, these two areas are
inhabited by different associations of organisms. We know more about benthic
deep-sea fauna than about pelagic fauna. The benthic fauna, as noted in
Chapter 1, can ...
As a result of anchor ice formation and its tendency to remove organisms, a
zonation of the benthic fauna with depth is created. *logical comparisons Arctic
and Antarctic seas * "night be anticipated, the differences in physical O *
acteristics also ...
14 An elutriation apparatus for separating interstitial fauna from the sand. (Photo
by the author.) The diameter of the coring device is not critical, but those in
common use range in size from 2–4 cm. Larger sizes produce such large
samples that ...
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H A P T E R
SOME ECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES
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