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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Reprinted by permission of the Company of Biologists, Ltd.) the mud flat is
advertised on the surface by the presence of various holes of differing sizes and
shapes. One of the primary adaptations of organisms in mud flats is the ability to
For example, they inhabit respiratory current areas of various polychaete worms (
Figure 10.10). Among the Annelida, a number of polychaete worms are epizoites
with definite host specificity. The best studied is the hesionid Ophiodromus ...
The salmons, trouts, and smelts produce a respectable tonnage, but since the
trouts are freshwater fishes, it is not possible to determine what fraction of the
landings are various salmons and which are trouts. Also, salmon are currently
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SOME ECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES
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