Describes soft sediments in the sea and in estuaries as habitats for a wide range of animals and plants and techniques used to study them, and discusses organisms and their adaptations on sandy shores, mudflats, seagrass beds, salt marshes, mangrove swamps and below the tide marks. It emphasizes the special characteristics of estuaries, including life in the estuarine water column and estuarine food webs, and considers pollution problems and conservation approaches.
' a comprehensive source of technical and practical information for anyone with an interest in marine and estuarine ecosystem.' Sherkin
...refreshing...richly illustrated...very useful for teachers and students at secondary schools as well as at universities, but also for everybody involved in marine science to get a wider scope on the subject. G. Van der Velde Crustaceana
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