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Biology of the Southern Ocean

Series: CRC Marine Biology Series Volume: 7
By: George A Knox
621 pages, 8 illus, 209 figs, 77 tabs, maps
Publisher: CRC Press
Biology of the Southern Ocean
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  • Biology of the Southern Ocean ISBN: 9780849333941 Edition: 2 Hardback Jan 2007 Usually dispatched within 6 days
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Biology of the Southern Ocean, Second Edition opens with a description of the physio-chemical environment followed by a logical sequence of chapters covering phytoplankton and primary production; the sea-ice microbial community; zooplankton, including an extended chapter on Antarctic krill; nekton, with an emphasis on cephalopods; fish; seals; whales; and birds. Chapters on selected ecosystems and their dynamics precede a final section on the exploitation, conservation, and management of the ocean's resources. An epilogue provides insight into evolving views on the Southern Ocean ecosystem.

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The Southern Ocean. Phytoplankton and Primary Production. Sea Ice Microbial Communities. Zooplankton. Krill. Nekton. Fish. Seals. Whales. Birds. Benthic Communities. The Fast Ice and Ice Shelves. Ice Edge Processes. Decomposition and the Roles ofBacteria and Protozoa. Ecosystem Dynamics. Resource Exploitation. Ecosystem Changes Resulting from Resource Exploitation. Management of the Living Resources.

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Series: CRC Marine Biology Series Volume: 7
By: George A Knox
621 pages, 8 illus, 209 figs, 77 tabs, maps
Publisher: CRC Press
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