Introduction to the Biology of Marine Life

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 2012 - Science - 467 pages
The Tenth Edition of Morrissey and Sumich’s classic text, Introduction to the Biology of Marine Life continues to enlighten and engage students on the many wonders of marine organisms and the remarkable environments in which they live. This updated edition includes coverage of recent breakthroughs in research and technology, and maintains the accessible student-friendly style for which it is known. A Student Companion Website provides resources to expand the scope of the textbook and makes sure students have access to the most up-to-date information in marine biology. Students will benefit from a variety of study aids, including chapter outlines, an interactive glossary, animated flash cards, and review questions. Carefully chosen links to relevant Web sites enable students to explore specific topics in more detail
 

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Contents

1 The Ocean as a Habitat
1
2 Patterns of Associations
38
3 Phytoplankton
63
4 Marine Plants
96
5 Microbial Heterotrophs and Invertebrates
129
Fishes and Reptiles
162
Seabirds and Marine Mammals
210
8 Estuaries
256
10 Coral Reefs
311
11 The Open Sea
344
12 The DeepSea Floor
367
13 Harvesting Living Marine Resources
390
Glossary
417
Additional References
425
Index
437
Copyright

9 Coastal Seas
281

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About the author (2012)

Sweet Briar College

Professor Emeritus, Biology Department, Grossmont College

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