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Exploring Marine Biology: Laboratory and Field Exercises

Handbook / Manual

By: Paul A Haefner(Author)

272 pages, 101 b/w photos and illustrations

Oxford University Press USA

Paperback | Dec 1996 | #90279 | ISBN: 066929778X
Out of Print Details
Paperback | May 1996 | #206581 | ISBN: 0195148177
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Exploring Marine Biology: Laboratory and Field Exercises 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 Exploring Marine Biology: Laboratory and Field Exercises 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.

"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 College


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

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