Biology of Marine Mammals by John E. Reynolds

By John E. Reynolds

Taking an built-in method of the biology of marine carnivores, cetaceans, and sirenians, twenty-two famous researchers evaluate marine mammals with each other and with terrestrial mammals, delivering a framework for basic organic and ecological suggestions. They describe practical morphology, sensory platforms, energetics, copy, verbal exchange and cognition, habit, distribution, inhabitants biology, and feeding ecology. in addition they aspect the physiological adaptations—for such actions and strategies as diving, thermo-regulation, osmoregulation, and orientation—that let marine mammals to take advantage of their aquatic environment.

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Marine Parasitology by Klaus Rohde

By Klaus Rohde

This complete, authoritative and updated paintings offers the definitive review of marine parasites world wide. it's a useful reference for college students and researchers in parasitology and marine biology and also will be of curiosity to ecologists, aquaculturists and invertebrate biologists.
Initial chapters assessment the variety and simple biology of different teams of marine parasites, discussing their morphology, existence cycles, an infection mechanisms and results on hosts. The ecology and value of marine parasites are mentioned within the moment a part of the publication, the place contributions examine behavioural and ecological features of parasitism and speak about the evolution and zoogeography of marine parasites. additionally, the industrial, environmental and scientific importance of those organisms is printed, fairly their value in aquaculture and their results on marine mammals and birds.
Written via a world workforce of individuals, the emphasis is on an intensive grounding in marine parasitology mixed with experiences of novel suggestions and state-of-the-art research.

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Technology and Applications of Autonomous Underwater by Gwyn Griffiths

By Gwyn Griffiths

Autonomous underwater autos - robotic submarines - are revolutionizing the manner within which researchers and receive information. Advances in expertise have led to able autos that experience made new discoveries on how the oceans paintings and feature dramatically decreased the fee to of surveying the seabed. Technology and purposes of self sufficient Underwater Vehicles describes the applied sciences that experience made this ensue and a number of functions from fish abundance stories to discovering diamonds underneath the ocean. This e-book can assist the subsequent new release of engineers and scientists in academia, undefined, and govt laboratories to proceed in study, safety, and industry.

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Fish Physiology: The Multifunctional Gut of Fish by Martin Grosell,Anthony P. Farrell,Colin J. Brauner

By Martin Grosell,Anthony P. Farrell,Colin J. Brauner

The Multifunctional intestine of Fish offers a finished synthesis and an integrative evaluate of the diversity of intestine features and their implications for organismal body structure. The hugely varied anatomy and capabilities of the intestine, together with nutrient uptake, immune barrier functionality, salt and water homeostasis and breathing, in addition to neuroendocrine activities and regulate are coated intimately through major authors. furthermore, this quantity explores the reported implications of intestine functionality for entire animal integrative body structure and compensatory calls for for non-gastrointestinal organs. because the first entire connection with speak about the various morphological and practical diversifications of the intestine, this quantity presents an exceptional source for comparative physiologists, aquaculturists and biomedical researchers applying fish as version organisms for mammalian body structure.

  • Includes chapters devoted to anatomical and useful positive aspects of the gastro-intestinal tract of fish in addition to integrative elements of intestine organ function
  • Includes extensive assurance of lately well-known implications of feeding on salt homeostasis and acid-base balance
  • Provides syntheses of implications of intestine functionality for homeostasis
  • Essential textual content for these attracted to the vast variety of features played through the gut

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Field Methods in Marine Science: From Measurements to Models by Scott P. Milroy

By Scott P. Milroy

box tools in Marine technology: From Measurements to versions is an authoritative consultant of the tools fabulous for box examine in the marine sciences, from experimental layout to facts research. Written for upper-level undergraduate and graduate scholars in addition to early-career researchers, this textbook additionally serves as an obtainable advent to the innovations and perform of modeling marine procedure dynamics. This textbook trains the subsequent new release of box scientists to maneuver past the vintage equipment of information assortment and statistical research to modern equipment of numerical modeling; to pursue the assimilation and synthesis of knowledge, now not the mere recording of knowledge. bins and facet bars spotlight very important questions, fascinating proof, proper examples, and examine thoughts that complement the textual content. scholars and researchers alike will locate the thorough appendices priceless as a manner of increasing comprehension of primary concepts.

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Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review, Volume 28 by T.H. Pearson,Harold Barnes

By T.H. Pearson,Harold Barnes

The ever expanding curiosity in paintings in oceanography and marine biology and its relevance to international environmental matters creates a requirement for authoritative experiences summarising the result of fresh learn. Oceanography and Marine Biology: an Annual evaluate has catered for this call for due to the fact its origin, by way of the past due Harold Barnes, greater than 35 years in the past. Its pursuits are to think about, each year, simple parts of marine study, returning to them whilst applicable in destiny volumes; to accommodate matters of unique and topical significance; and so as to add new ones as they come up. The beneficial reception accorded to all of the volumes exhibits that the sequence is pleasing a truly genuine desire: either reports and revenues were enjoyable. The 40th quantity follows heavily the ambitions and magnificence of the sooner volumes, carrying on with to treat marine sciences-with all their numerous aspects-as a unit. actual, chemical and organic points of marine technological know-how are handled be specialists actively engaged of their personal box. The sequence is a vital reference textual content for study employees and scholars in all fields of marine technological know-how and comparable matters, and reveals a spot in not just the libraries of marine stations and institutes but additionally universities. it really is continuously one of the maximum score effect components for the marine biology class of the quotation indices compiled by way of the Institute for clinical Education.

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Toxicology of Reptiles (New Perspectives: Toxicology and the by Susan C. M. Gardner,Eva Oberdorster

By Susan C. M. Gardner,Eva Oberdorster

Toxicology of Reptiles cohesively summarizes a lot of the state of the art examine occurring in fields resembling reptilian endocrinology, neurophysiology, immunology, and ecology. It additionally addresses conservation wishes besides the issues usually linked to inhabitants experiences. The textual content is straightforward to synthesize and observe within the evaluate and realizing of capability hazards to reptiles from environmental contaminants.

This booklet offers a complete description of the present country of data of reptilian toxicology from the viewpoint of objective organ structures. It covers significant contaminant sessions inside every one bankruptcy, concentrating on these of maximum challenge. The authors spotlight the main urgent info gaps, and suggest precedence instructions for additional development within the fields of reptilian biology, natural world and environmental toxicology, conservation, and ecological hazard assessment.

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Oxidative Stress in Aquatic Ecosystems by Doris Abele,Jose Pablo Vazquez-Medina,Tania Zenteno-Savin

By Doris Abele,Jose Pablo Vazquez-Medina,Tania Zenteno-Savin

Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are  more and more liked as down-stream effectors of mobile harm and disorder lower than typical and anthropogenic pressure eventualities in aquatic structures. This accomplished quantity describes oxidative tension phenomena in numerous climatic zones and teams of organisms, considering particular habitat stipulations and the way they impact susceptibility to ROS harm.

A finished and specified equipment part is incorporated which provides entire protocols for examining ROS construction, oxidative harm, and antioxidant structures. equipment also are evaluated with appreciate to applicability and constraints for various forms of research.

The authors are all the world over well-known specialists particularly fields of oxidative pressure research.

This finished reference quantity is key for college kids, researchers, and technicians within the box of ROS learn, and in addition comprises details invaluable for veterinarians, environmental health and wellbeing execs, and choice makers.

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Interactions of Land, Ocean and Humans: A Global Perspective by Chris Maser

By Chris Maser

Written by means of Chris Maser, one of many architects of the sustainability circulate, Interactions of Land, Ocean and people: an international Perspective explores a serious variety of the myriad elements that contain the good, reciprocal suggestions loops among the mountain peaks, the deep sea, and all over in among. Maser’s exploration of those connections supplies us the instruments required to open our imaginations and our medical literacy, providing insights into the relationships among the land, sea, and folks which can impression us towards greater decisions.

The writer examines the hydrological cycle, hydrological continuum, and anthropogenic toxins of varied types from the ambience to deep belowground. He additionally highlights connections via detailing how human habit adjustments the ambience, which alterations the oceans, which alters the weather, which alters the ambience and therefore the sea, and so forth. The e-book then explores the biophysical commonalities among landscapes and seascapes, in addition to the habitats, in every one realm. It covers marine fisheries; marine safe components; oceans as a commodity, as a part of the worldwide commons, as a biophysical residing belief for which we're the trustees and the kids of this day and past are the beneficiaries; and more.

Can we arrest this deleterious strategy? definite, however it will take a dramatic shift in human habit world wide. Why? simply because, simply because the collective human habit and absence of understanding brought on the issues within the first position, the extent of realization that triggered the matter isn't the point of recognition that could repair it. We needs to shift our pondering from that that is symptomatic to that that's systemic if we're to have a sustainably efficient surroundings via time. Maser provides us the certainty of the biophysical interactions one of the lands, oceans, and peoples of the area had to create sustainable ideas to environmental difficulties.

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