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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It is probable, as Haney (1988) suggests, no single explanation for occurrence
will be found true in all systems, and there are multiple causes for vertical
migration in different systems, as well as within a single system. Seasonal
Succession in ...
Reproductive data from benthic organisms in the deep sea off San Diego, studied
by Rokop (1974, 1979), showed that reproduction is constant and continuous
throughout the year with no seasonal peaks in four bivalve mollusks. However ...
Compared with the Arctic, seasonal variations in temperature are small in the
Antarctic, both horizontally and vertically. In winter, pack ice covers more than
half of the Antarctic marine area, but it is reduced to only 10% in late summer (
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SOME ECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES
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