The biology of the deep ocean / Peter Herring.

By: Herring, Peter J.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Biology of habitats.Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2002Description: ix, 314 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0198549555 (pbk).Subject(s): MARINE ECOLOGY | DEEP WATER | BENTHIC ENVIRONMENT | SPECIES DIVERSITY | LIGHT | TASTE | HEARING | LIFE CYCLES | CAMOUFLAGE | MARINE FAUNA | MARINE MAMMALS | MARINE FISH | MARINE INVERTEBRATESHoldings: GRETA POINT: 574(26) BIO
Contents:
Chapter 1 The deep-sea dimension -- The scale of the task -- The vertical dimension -- Differences between marine and terrestrial ecosystems -- Measurements and methods -- Biological sampling -- Conclusion -- Chapter 2 Living, growing, and daylight -- The fuel source: primary production -- The seasonal cycle -- Measurements of primary production -- Grazing and secondary production -- Conclusion -- Chapter 3 Life at the bottom -- The benthic environment -- Sampling the benthos -- Food resources -- Hydrothermal yents and cold seeps -- The hadal zone -- Spatial heterogeneity -- Conclusion -- Chapter 4 Patterns and changes -- Global views and patterns -- Horizontal distributions -- Vertical distributions -- Conclusion -- hapter 5 On being efficient -- Energy management -- Maximizing energy input-how to eat a lot -- Maximizing assimilation efficiency -- Minimizing energy output-how to keep up in the water -- Metabolism, energy, and pressure -- Conclusion -- Chapter 6 Feeling and hearing -- Sensing vibrations -- Vibrations in water -- The hydrodynamic receptor system of fishes -- Sound production by fishes -- Invertebrate hydrodynamic receptors -- Sounds of marine mammals -- Electroreception and magnetic cues -- Conclusion -- Chapter 7 Chemical messages -- Taste or smell? -- Chemical cues and receptors -- Conclusion -- Chapter 8 Seeing in the dark -- Light in the ocean -- Eyes and their design conflicts -- Fish -- Invertebrates -- Conclusion -- Chapter 9 Camouflage, colour, and lights -- Camouflage and colour -- Lights in a dark environment: bioluminescence -- Conclusion -- Chapter 10 Size, sex, and seasonality -- Life histories -- Fecundity and egg size -- Body size -- Sex -- Juvenile characters (progenesis) -- Seasonality -- Conclusion -- Chapter 11 A wonderful variety of life: -- biodiversity of the deep-sea fauna -- Origins and habitats -- What is biodiversity? -- Conclusion.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [255]-273) and index.

Chapter 1 The deep-sea dimension -- The scale of the task -- The vertical dimension -- Differences between marine and terrestrial ecosystems -- Measurements and methods -- Biological sampling -- Conclusion -- Chapter 2 Living, growing, and daylight -- The fuel source: primary production -- The seasonal cycle -- Measurements of primary production -- Grazing and secondary production -- Conclusion -- Chapter 3 Life at the bottom -- The benthic environment -- Sampling the benthos -- Food resources -- Hydrothermal yents and cold seeps -- The hadal zone -- Spatial heterogeneity -- Conclusion -- Chapter 4 Patterns and changes -- Global views and patterns -- Horizontal distributions -- Vertical distributions -- Conclusion -- hapter 5 On being efficient -- Energy management -- Maximizing energy input-how to eat a lot -- Maximizing assimilation efficiency -- Minimizing energy output-how to keep up in the water -- Metabolism, energy, and pressure -- Conclusion -- Chapter 6 Feeling and hearing -- Sensing vibrations -- Vibrations in water -- The hydrodynamic receptor system of fishes -- Sound production by fishes -- Invertebrate hydrodynamic receptors -- Sounds of marine mammals -- Electroreception and magnetic cues -- Conclusion -- Chapter 7 Chemical messages -- Taste or smell? -- Chemical cues and receptors -- Conclusion -- Chapter 8 Seeing in the dark -- Light in the ocean -- Eyes and their design conflicts -- Fish -- Invertebrates -- Conclusion -- Chapter 9 Camouflage, colour, and lights -- Camouflage and colour -- Lights in a dark environment: bioluminescence -- Conclusion -- Chapter 10 Size, sex, and seasonality -- Life histories -- Fecundity and egg size -- Body size -- Sex -- Juvenile characters (progenesis) -- Seasonality -- Conclusion -- Chapter 11 A wonderful variety of life: -- biodiversity of the deep-sea fauna -- Origins and habitats -- What is biodiversity? -- Conclusion.

GRETA POINT: 574(26) BIO

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