Environmental Physiology of Marine Animals

Environmental Physiology
 
Author:
Winona B. Vernberg & F. John Vernberg
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN No: 978-3-642-65334-6
Release at: 1972
Pages: 350
Edition:
First Edition
File Size: 10 MB
File Type: pdf
Language: English



Description of Environmental Physiology of Marine Animals


Within recent years man has become increasingly of the disastrous environmental changes introduced, and therefore society is now more concerned about understanding the adaptations organisms have evolved in order to survive and flourish in their environment. Because much of the information pertaining to this subject is scattered in various journals or special symposia proceedings, our purpose in writing this book is bringing together in colleges and graduate student text the principal of concepts the environmental physiology of the animals that inhabit one of the major realms the earth, the sea.

Our book is not meant to be a definitive treatise on the physiological adaptation of the animals that inhabit the marine environment. Instead, we have tried to highlight some of the physiological mechanisms in which these animals have been able to meet the challenges of their environment. We have not written this book for anyone particular scientific discipline; rather, we hope that it will have an interdisciplinary appeal. It is meant to be both a reference textbook and a text for teaching senior undergraduate and graduate courses by marine biology, physiological ecology of marine animals, and environmental physiology of marine animals.

Content of Environmental Physiology of Marine Animals



Chapter I. The Organism ..................................................................... 1

Chapter II. The Sea. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... 27

Chapter III. The Intertidal Zone ................................ ..........................59

Chapter IV. The Estuarine Environment .......................................... .163

Chapter V. The Coastal and Oceanic Environment .......................... .233

Chapter VI. The Deep Sea .................................... ..............................303

Chapter VII. Perspectives ................................................................... 321

Index ............................................ ........................................................339

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