Oceanography and Marine Biology : An Annual Review Volume 42 book cover
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Oceanography and Marine Biology
An Annual Review Volume 42

ISBN 9780849327278
Published July 28, 2004 by CRC Press
440 Pages 31 Color & 154 B/W Illustrations

USD $290.00

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Book Description

Ever-increasing interest in oceanography and marine biology and its relevance to global environmental issues creates a demand for authoritative reviews summarizing the results of recent research. Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review has answered this demand since its founding by the late Harold Barnes more than forty years ago. Its objective is an annual consideration of basic areas of marine research, dealing with subjects of special or immediate importance, adding new subjects as they arise.

The volumes maintain a unified perspective on the marine sciences. Physical, chemical, and biological aspects of marine science are dealt with by experts actively engaged in these fields. This essential reference text for researchers and students in all fields of marine science finds a place in libraries of marine stations and institutes, as well as universities. It consistently ranks among the highest in impact factors for the marine biology category of the citation indices compiled by the Institute for Scientific Information.

Volume 42 contains analysis on convective chimneys in the Greenland Sea, spawning aggregations of coral reef fishes, exopolymers (EPS) in aquatic systems, the marine insect Halobates, and much more.

Table of Contents

Convective Chimneys in the Greenland Sea: A Review of Recent Observations
Peter Wadhams

The Role of Dimethylsulphoxide in the Marine Biogeochemical Cycle of Dimethylsulphide
Angela D. Hatton, Louise Darroch, and Gill Malin

The Essential Role of Exopolymers (EPS) in Aquatic Systems
Roger S. Wotton

Marine Microbial Thiotrophic Ectosymbioses
J. Ott, M. Bright, and S. Bulgheresi

The Marine Insect Halobates (Heteroptera: Gerridae): Biology, Adaptations, Distribution and Phylogeny
Nils Møller Andersen and Lanna Cheng

The Ecology of Rafting in the Marine Environment. I. The Floating Substrata
Martin Thiel and Lars Gutow

Spawning Aggregations of Coral Reef Fishes: Characteristics, Hypotheses, Threats and Management
John Claydon

Impacts of Human Activities on Marine Animal Life in the Benguela: A Historical Overview
C.L. Griffths, L. van Sittert, P.B. Best, A.C. Brown, B.M. Clark, P.A. Cook, R.J.M. Crawford, J.H.M. David, B.R. Davies, M.H. Griffths, K. Hutchings, A. Jerardino, N. Kruger, S. Lamberth,
R. Leslie, R. Melville-Smith, R. Tarr and C.D. van der Lingen

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