Deep-Sea Fishes: DEEP-SEA FISHES

Hardcover | August 18, 1997

byWilliam S. HoarEditorDavid J. Randall, Anthony P. Farrell

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The deep ocean is home to some of the most unusual of all fishes. This book is the first Fish Physiology volume devoted to these bizarre undersea creatures. Practically every organ system is affected by the constraints imposed by benthic pressure, the absence of light, and the relatively scarce supply of both food and mates. Deep Sea Fishes demonstrates how these fishes living in extremely harsh conditions metabolize, behave, and evolve.

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The vast oceans are home to some of the most unusual and beautiful of all fish. This book is the First Fish Physiology volume devoted to these bizarre and breathtaking underwater creatures. Practically every organ system is affected by the constraints imposed by benthic pressure, the absence of light, and the relatively scarce supply o...

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The deep ocean is home to some of the most unusual of all fishes. This book is the first Fish Physiology volume devoted to these bizarre undersea creatures. Practically every organ system is affected by the constraints imposed by benthic pressure, the absence of light, and the relatively scarce supply of both food and mates. Deep Sea F...

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The deep ocean is home to some of the most unusual of all fishes. Practically every organ system of these fishes is affected by the constraints imposed by the benthic pressure, the absence of light, and the relatively scarce supply of both food and mates. Clearly, these fishes are living "on the edge" and must metabolize, behave, and e...

Tony Farrell is a graduate of Bath University, where he was fortunate to study with Peter Lutz. His fortunes grew further when he moved in 1974 to Canada and the Zoology Department at the University of British Columbia to complete his Ph.D. degree under the superb tutelage of Dave Randall. In 2004, Tony returned to UBC when he accepted...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:388 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:August 18, 1997Publisher:Academic Press

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Table of Contents

Contributors.
Preface.
M.V. Angel, What Is the Deep-Sea?
S.H. Weitzman,Systematics of Deep Sea Fishes:
Introduction.
A Classification of Living Fishes Occurring Near or Below about 500 to 600 M with an Annotated List of Deep Sea Fish.
References.
R.L. Haedrich, Distribution and Population Ecology.
J.V. Gartner Jr., R.E. Crabtree, and K.J. Sulak, Feeding at Depth.
B. Pelster,Buoyancy at Depth:
Introduction.
The Problem of Buoyancy.
Swimbladder Function.
Lipid Accumulation.
Watery Tissues.
Hydrodynamic Lift.
Conclusions.
References.
A.G. Gibbs,Biochemistry at Depth:
Introduction.
Effects of Pressure on Biochemical Systems: Protein Interactions and Enzyme Kinetics.
Tolerance Adaptions: Maintenance of Biochemical Function in the Deep Sea.
Capacity Adaptation: Biochemical Correlates of Organismal Metabolism.
Future Directions: Phylogenetic and Molecular Approaches.
References.
P. Sebert,Pressure Effects on Shallow Water Fish:
Introduction.
Fish as a Model. Methods.
Effects of Short-Term Pressure Exposure.
Acclimation of Fish to Hydrostatic Pressure.
Comparison of Shallow Water Fish (SWF) and Deep Water Fish (DWF).
Conclusion.
References.
J. Montgomery,Sensory Physiology:
Introduction.
Olfaction/Chemoreception.
Vision.
Touch.
Octavolateralis Systems.
General Comments.
References.
Laboratory andin Situ.
K.L. Smith, Jr., and R.J. Baldwin,Methods for Studying Deep Sea Fishes:
Introduction.
Laboratory Studies.
In SituStudies.
Future Directions.
References.
Index.

From Our Editors

The vast oceans are home to some of the most unusual and beautiful of all fish. This book is the First Fish Physiology volume devoted to these bizarre and breathtaking underwater creatures. Practically every organ system is affected by the constraints imposed by benthic pressure, the absence of light, and the relatively scarce supply of both food and mates. Deep Sea Fish demonstrates how fish metabolize, behave and evolve in extremely harsh conditions.

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"The Fish Physiology Series has set a very high standard of quality from its first volume published in 1969... and have become increasingly more focused in their subject treatments."--Joseph J. Torres in COPEIA"Deep-Sea Fishes is a volume that is definitely worth having as an excellent, up-to-date reference. Whether you are teaching a course or otherwise researching a deep-sea topic, you'll find this a great place to begin your research. In most cases, you'll be able to find what you need; in others, you'll know where to look next."--Joseph J. Torres in COPEIA