Introduction to Marine Biology

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C. V. Mosby Company, 1978 - Biologie marine - 624 pages

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Contents

The open ocean
3
Coastal waters
23
The floor of the sea
35
PART TWO The biota
45
Basic ecological concepts
47
general considerations
68
The phytoplankton
77
Larger marine plants
92
Benthic communities of soft substrates
279
adaptations of terrestrial vertebrates to the marine environment
323
marine bacteriology
352
Biogeography of the seas
362
PART THREE Time and marine life
395
Thoughts on the role of the seas in the origin and early evolution of life
397
The progression of life through the ages
405
PART FOUR The impact of
425

general considerations
110
The zooplankton
137
Planktonic larval forms
174
The nekton
195
Benthic communities on hard substrates
216
Glossary
472
Bibliography
486
Annotations to the bibliography
524
Taxonomic appendix
534
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