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Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review: Volume 44

Series: Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review Volume: 44

Edited By: RN Gibson, RJA Atkinson and JDM Gordon

CRC Press

Hardback | Dec 2006 | #159198 | ISBN: 0849370442
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About this book

This volume, part of a series that regards all the marine sciences as a complete unit, features contributions from experts involved in biological, chemical, geological, and physical aspects of marine science. Including a full-color insert and an extensive reference list, the text is an essential reference for researchers and students in all fields of marine science.

* Provides an overview of state-of-the-art biogeochemical and ecological modelling of the greater North Sea
* Explores the role, routes, and effects of manganese in aquatic crustaceans
* Highlights the physical constraints imposed by the material behavior of sand and mud, distinguishing elastic behavior of muds from granular behavior of sands
* Reviews results of studies on coralligenous concretions, including environmental factors which influence the development of corelligenous communities, their distribution, types, assemblages, builders, and eroders * Presents new results on defensive granular structures as well as a compilation of literature data in sea slugs
* Describes the general principles of rafting and how they contribute to population connectivity
* Discusses the direct and indirect effects of climate change on marine mammals and their conservation


Contents

Validation of North Sea Models. Inherent Optical Properties of Non-Spherical Marine-like Particles: From Theory to Observations. Role, Route, and Effects of Mn in Crustaceans. Burrowing in Marine Sediments. Defensive Glands in Opisthobranch Molluscs:From Histology to Ecology. The Mediterranean Coralligeneous: A Synthesis of Present Knowledge. Ecology of Rafting. Taxonomy and Ecology of Cirrate Octopods. Effects of Climate Change on Marine Mammals.

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