1st Edition

Oceanography and Marine Biology An annual review. Volume 61

Edited By S. J. Hawkins, B.D. Russell, P. A. Todd Copyright 2024
    376 Pages 70 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review remains one of the most cited sources in marine science. The increasing interest in work in oceanography and marine biology and its relevance to global environmental issues, especially global climate change and its impacts, creates a demand for authoritative refereed reviews summarising and synthesising the results of both historical and recent research. For more than 50 years, OMBAR has been an essential reference for researchers, students and workers in all fields of marine science. An international Editorial Board ensures global relevance and expert peer review, with editors from Australia, Hong Kong, Ireland, Singapore, and the UK. The series of volumes can be found in the libraries of institutes and universities worldwide.

    Five of the seven peer-reviewed contributions in Volume 61 are available to read Open Access via this webpage and on OAPEN. Supplementary material is provided online on the Support Materials tab on the book’s www.routledge.com webpage for Reviews 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6..

    Volume 61 features a review of 100 years of daily sea surface temperature from the Hopkins Marine Station in Pacific Grove, California; an exploration of the biology and life cycle of enigmatic crustacean y-larvae; a review of the science, policy and management of the Central and South Atlantic Deep Sea benthos; a review of the biodiversity of the Irish-Scottish continental margin; an investigation of how new molecular tools can be used for marine biodiversity and ecosystem assessments, and a look at the resilience of marine organisms to climate change. A final monograph considers enemy shells as refugia from grazing and competition pressure.

    If you are interested in submitting a review for consideration for publication in OMBAR, please email the new co-Editors in Chief, Dr Peter Todd ([email protected]) and Dr Bayden Russell ([email protected]). Guidelines for contributors to OMBAR, including information on illustration requirements, can be downloaded on the "Support Material" tab on the latest volume’s webpage.


    1. One hundred years of daily sea surface temperature from the Hopkins marine station in Pacific Grove, Califonia: a review of the history, acquisition and significance of the record
    2. Laurence C. Breaker, Luke P. Miller

      (Gold Open Access)


    3. Surviving the Anthropocene: the resilience of marine organisms to climate change
    4. Pauline M. Ross, Elliot Scanes, Maria Byrne, Tracy D. Ainsworth, Jennifer M. Donelson, Shawna A. Foo, Pat Hutchings, Vengatesen Thiyagarajan, Laura M. Parker

      (Gold Open Access)


    5. The biology and life cycle of enigmatic crustacean y-larvae: a review
    6. Niklas Dreyer, Jørgen Olesen, Mark J. Grygier, Danny Eibye-Jacobsen, Jens T. Høeg, Alexandra Kerbl, Yoshihisa Fujita, Gregory A. Kolbasov, Alexandra S. Savchenko, Katrine Worsaae, Ferran Palero, Benny K. K. Chan


    7. Review of the Central and South Atlantic shelf and deep-sea benthos: science, policy and management
    8. Bridges, A.E.H., Howell, K.L., Amaro, T., Atkinson, L., Barnes, D.K.A., Bax, N., Bell, J.B., Bernardino, A.F., Beuck, L., Braga-Henriques, A., Brandt, A., Bravo, M.E., Brix, S., Butt, S., Carranza, A., Doti, B.L., Elegbede, I.O., Esquete, P., Freiwald, A., Gaudron, S.M., Guilhon, M., Hebbeln, D., Horton, T., Kainge, P., Kaiser, S., Lauretta, D., Limongi, P., McQuaid, K.A., Milligan, R.J., Miloslavich, P., Narayanaswamy, B.E., Orejas, C., Paulus, S., Pearman, T.R.R., Perez, J.A., Ross, R.E., Saeedi, H.14Shimabukuro, M., Sink, K., Stevenson, A., Taylor, M., Titschack, J., Vieira, R.P., Vinha, B. & Wienberg, C.

      (Gold Open Access)


    9. The North-east Atlantic Margin: a review of the geology, geography, oceanography, and vulnerable megabenthic ecosystems of the continental slope of Ireland and the United Kingdom

    10. Declan Morrissey, Aaron Lim , Kerry L. Howell, Martin White, Andrew J. Wheeler & A. Louise Allcock

      (Gold Open Access)


    11. Advancing and integrating Biomonitoring 2.0 with new molecular tools for marine biodiversity and ecosystem assessments
    12. Yin Cheong Aden Ip, Jia Jin Marc Chang, Danwei Huang

      (Gold Open Access)



    13. If you can’t beat them, join them: enemy shells as refugia from grazing & competition pressure
    14. Louise B. Firth, Charlotte Clubley, Alex McGrath, Emma Renshaw, Andy Foggo, Alexander D. M. Wilson, Paul E. Gribben, Amy E. A. Flower, Josh Burgess, Svenja Heesch, Stephen J. Hawkins, Natasha R. Stephen, Dan Haspel, Amy Spain-Butler, Sophie Stührmann, Alice Newstead, Antony M. Knights


    S. J. Hawkins BSc, PhD, DSc, FSB is Professor of Natural Sciences at Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton, University of Southampton.

    B. D. Russell BSc, PhD is Associate Director of SWIMS and Associate Professor, School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, The University of Hong Kong.

    P. A. Todd BSc, PhD is Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the National University of Singapore where he runs the Experimental Marine Ecology Laboratory. He is the Director of the Bachelor in Environmental Sciences programme and the Coordinator of the Minor in Aquatic Ecology. He is also a Programme Committee member for the Masters of Environmental Management. He joined the Teaching Academy in 2014 and became Vice Chair in 2020.