Exploring Marine Biology: Laboratory and Field Exercises

Paperback | November 1, 1997

byPaul A. Haefner

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This book 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 unitincludes a broad range of exercises, so that instructors using the manual 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 toidentify and classify organisms within the invertebrates, plankton, and fishes.

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This book 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 unitincludes a broad range of exercises, so that instru...

Paul A. Haefner is at Rochester Institute of Technology.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.19 × 10.39 × 0.71 inPublished:November 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195148177

ISBN - 13:9780195148176

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Table of Contents

Unit 1. Temperature, Salinity, Density, and Dissolved OxygenI. Analytical ProceduresA. Determination of SalinityB. Determination of Dissolved OxygenII. Applications of Termperature, Salinity, and Dissolved Oxygen DataUnit 2. Marine Invertebrate Classification and IdentificationUnit 3. Benthic InvertebratesUnit 4. Benthic MeiofaunaA. Representatives of MeiofaunaB. Sediments and Interstitial SpacesC. Meiofaunal SearchUnit 5. Aquatic Plants; Macroalgae and Sea GrassesA. Morphology and Diversity of Macroscopic Marine AlgaeB. Morphology and Diversity of Sea GrassesUnit 6. Epibiota of Algae and Sea GrassesUnit 7. Photosynthetic Pigments of Marine MacroalgaeUnit 8. PlanktonA. Representatives of the Plankton CommunityB. Composition of the PlanktonC. Observation of Living PlanktonD. Quantitative Analysis of Plankton SampleUnit 9. Fish Morphology and DiversityA. External MorphologyB. Fish DiversityUnit 10. Internal Anatomy of a Bony FishUnit 11. Fouling CommunitiesA. Qualitative Assessment of a Fouling CommunityB. Quantitative Assessment of a Fouling CommunityUnit 12. Sampling the SeashoreA. Pretrip Planning and PreparationB. Suggested Field Projects and ExercisesC. Fundamental Ecological ObservationsUnit 13. Offshore SamplingA. Physical and Chemical SamplingB. Biological SamplingAppendices

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"A good overview of marine biology...appropriate for a freshman-level course."--Sandra E. Shumway, Southampton College