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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(1977), who showed that movement of the mobile bivalve Yoldia limatula within
the substrate disrupts the burrows of the more sedentary bivalve Solemya velum,
leading to its replacement. Myers (1977) reported a similar situation in which a ...
Where it might become limiting is in the substrate itself. The water held in the
beach or sand flat ameliorates changes in temperature and salinity and also
contains oxygen, which is available to the organisms. This supply, however, is
used up ...
The interstitial water and the surrounding mud and sand are, therefore, buffered
with respect to the overlying water. Organisms dwelling within the substrate are
subject to less drastic salinity changes than organisms in the water column at the
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H A P T E R
SOME ECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES
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