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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ROCKY SHORES Of all the intertidal shores, those composed of hard material,
the rocky shores—particularly those of the temperate zones—are the most
densely inhabited by macroorganisms and have the greatest diversity of animal
This zonation on intertidal rocky shores is similar to the zonation pattern one
observes with increasing elevation on a mountain, where the different horizontal
zones of trees and shrubs succeed each other vertically until, if one progresses
Community Organization on Exposed Sand Beaches Since there are few
organisms visible on the surface of the intertidal sand beaches, these areas do
not display the surface zonation patterns so obvious on rocky shores.
Furthermore, since ...
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H A P T E R
SOME ECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES
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