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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The size of marine snow particles is usually 0.5 cm or less. These floating
particles attract or accumulate living organisms as well as other nonliving floating
and sinking particles, such as diatom frustules and fecal pellets. They become
n addition to the large macrofaunal organisms that inhabit Sedimentary shores,
there is another world that exists here made up of organisms that occupy the
microspaces between particles or live on the individual particles. These are the ...
stices between the particles. This interstitial water originates from the overlying
water. The interstitial water changes in salinity much more slowly than the
Overlying water because of the slow interchange between the two. The interstitial
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H A P T E R
SOME ECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES
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