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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In a perpetually dark area, such as the deep sea, the particular pattern of
distribution of photophores over the body of the animal would be visible at a
distance. Elaborate patterns of photophores occur on fishes in particular. The
pattern is ...
are various patterns of distribution of deep-sea ben- structure the community,
relegating competition or thos that change with depth, and at different depths,
microhabitat specialization to a minor role. the patterns result from differing sets
FIGURE 6.42 Generalized patterns of organism distributions for sandy beaches.
Supralittoral fringe Midlittoral zone Infralittoral fringe temperate zone by haustorid
and other amphipods (Figures 6.42, 6.43, and 6.44). In contrast to rocky shores ...
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H A P T E R
SOME ECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES
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