The Biology of the Deep Ocean

Paperback | December 1, 2001

byPeter Herring

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Erratum: Table 11.1 on page 241 has been mis-set. The entries for the phyla Annelida, Bryozoa, Cnidaria, Echiura, Mollusca, Placozoa, Porifera and Rotifera should all be moved one column to the right. The deep sea environment is the most extensive on our planet. Its denizens are normally unseen but whenever they are exposed to view they are regarded as bizarre aliens from a different world. The Biology of the Deep Ocean takes a close look at this apparently hostile world and explains how itsinhabitants are exquisitely adapted to survive and flourish within it.

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Erratum: Table 11.1 on page 241 has been mis-set. The entries for the phyla Annelida, Bryozoa, Cnidaria, Echiura, Mollusca, Placozoa, Porifera and Rotifera should all be moved one column to the right. The deep sea environment is the most extensive on our planet. Its denizens are normally unseen but whenever they are exposed to view t...

Peter Herring is at Southampton Oceangraphy Centre, UK.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.71 inPublished:December 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198549555

ISBN - 13:9780198549550

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Table of Contents

1. The Deep-Sea Dimension2. Living, Growing and Daylight3. Life at the Bottom4. Patterns and Changes5. On Being Efficient6. Feeling and Hearing7. Chemical Messages8. Seeing in the Dark9. Camouflage, Colour and Lights10. Size, Sex and Seasonality11. A Wonderful Variety of Life: Biodiversity of the Deep-Sea FaunaAppendix: The Marine Phyla

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"Herring's extensive experience on research cruises is evident as he smoothly guides the reader through 'uncharted waters'. There are many excellent diagrams and photo illustrations. . . . strongly recommended."--Biologist