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Light and Life in the Sea

Edited By: AK Campbell

357 pages, 1 col plate, b/w photos, figs

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | May 1990 | #7221 | ISBN: 0521392071
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Based on a symposium organised by the Marine Biological Association in 1989, this book contains a broad selection of multidisciplinary reviews on the significance of light in the marine environment both for plant and animal life.


I. INTRODUCTION M. WHITFIELD 11. PHYSICS OF LIGHT IN THE SEA 1. The light field in the ocean: its modification and exploitation by the pelagic biota S. SATHYENDRANATH and T. PLATT 2. Remote sensing - information from the colour of the seas I. S. ROBINSON 3. Optical oceanography: as assessment of a towed method J. AITKEN and I. BELLAN III. PLANT LIFE AND LIGHT IN THE SEA 4. The photic zone P. TETT 5. Light harvesting and pigment composition in marine phytoplankton and macroalgae M. J. DRING 6. The response of picoplankton to light I. JOINT 7. Light and development: cellular and molecular aspects of photomorphogenesis in brown algae C. BROWNLEE IV. VISION 8. Light and vision at depths greater than 200 metres E. J. DENTON 9. Optics of the eyes of marine animals M. F. LAND 10. The colour sensitivity and vision of fishes J. C. PARTRIDGE 11. Messengers of transduction and adaptation in vertebrate photoreceptors H. R. MATTHEWS 12. Photoreception in squid H. R. SAIBIL V. BEHAVIOUR 13. Herring behaviour in the light and dark J. H. S. BLAXTER and R. S. BATTY 14. Crepuscular behaviour of marine fishes G. W. POTTS 15. Light and the capture of marine animals P. L. PASCOE VI. BIOLUMINESCENCE 16. Bioluminescent communication in the sea P. J. HERRING 17. The chemistry of bioluminescence: origins and mechanism F. McCAPRA 18. Living light: from the ocean depths to the hospital bed A. K. CAMPBELL.

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