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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Siphon nipping Sea star Glycera extending A tube feet down siphon hole of claim
Polinices and clam Infaunal predators with suspension feeders or with tube
dwellers, and vice versa, it is possible to find these different functional groups in
important in determining at least the numbers of infaunal organisms present and
perhaps also the species composition. It has been particularly difficult to estimate
the importance of infaunal predators in determining benthic community structure
In this area, the infaunal community is disturbed by two large rays—the round
sting ray Urolophus halleri and the bat ray Myliobatis californica—that dig pits to
expose their prey. In so doing, they also destroy most of the other infauna in the ...
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H A P T E R
SOME ECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES
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