Exploring Marine Biology

Exploring Marine Biology : Laboratory and Field Exercises

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This book is the only manual of its kind with exercises that apply to the diverse marine habitats of North America. The manual meets the needs of any introductory marine biology student, from the non-major to the prospective major with a background in the biological sciences. Each unit includes a broad range of exercises, so that instructors using the manual can select the exercises that best match the needs of their introductory course. The manual is also unique in providing extensively illustrated identification keys for three of the major marine lifeforms, allowing students to identify and classify organisms within the invertebrates, plankton, and fishes.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 215.9 x 274.3 x 17.8mm | 635.04g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 101 halftones & line illus.
  • 0195148177
  • 9780195148176

Table of contents

UNIT 1. TEMPERATURE, SALINITY, DENSITY, AND DISSOLVED OXYGEN ; I. ANALYTICAL PROCEDURES ; A. Determination of Salinity ; B. Determination of Dissolved Oxygen ; II. APPLICATIONS OF TERMPERATURE, SALINITY, AND DISSOLVED OXYGEN DATA ; UNIT 2. MARINE INVERTEBRATE CLASSIFICATION AND IDENTIFICATION ; UNIT 3. BENTHIC INVERTEBRATES ; UNIT 4. BENTHIC MEIOFAUNA ; A. Representatives of Meiofauna ; B. Sediments and Interstitial Spaces ; C. Meiofaunal Search ; UNIT 5. AQUATIC PLANTS; MACROALGAE AND SEA GRASSES ; A. Morphology and Diversity of Macroscopic Marine Algae ; B. Morphology and Diversity of Sea Grasses ; UNIT 6. EPIBIOTA OF ALGAE AND SEA GRASSES ; UNIT 7. PHOTOSYNTHETIC PIGMENTS OF MARINE MACROALGAE ; UNIT 8. PLANKTON ; A. Representatives of the Plankton Community ; B. Composition of the Plankton ; C. Observation of Living Plankton ; D. Quantitative Analysis of Plankton Sample ; UNIT 9. FISH MORPHOLOGY AND DIVERSITY ; A. External Morphology ; B. Fish Diversity ; UNIT 10. INTERNAL ANATOMY OF A BONY FISH ; UNIT 11. FOULING COMMUNITIES ; A. Qualitative Assessment of a Fouling Community ; B. Quantitative Assessment of a Fouling Community ; UNIT 12. SAMPLING THE SEASHORE ; A. Pretrip Planning and Preparation ; B. Suggested Field Projects and Exercises ; C. Fundamental Ecological Observations ; UNIT 13. OFFSHORE SAMPLING ; A. Physical and Chemical Sampling ; B. Biological Sampling ; APPENDICESshow more

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Excellent, well written and illustrated. The accompanying forms very useful. Exercises are achievable. Thomas R. Cuba, St. Leo University A good overview of marine biology...appropriate for a freshman-level course. Sandra E. Shumway, Southampton Collegeshow more