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Seagrass communities

Peter Hogarth

in The Biology of Mangroves and Seagrasses

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198568704
eISBN:
9780191717536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568704.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter discusses the composition of seagrass communities. Seagrass communities comprise epiphytes and sessile epifauna growing on seagrass leaves and rhizomes, as well as more mobile animals, ... More


Diversity, Evolution, and Adaptations of Sirenians and other Marine Mammals

Annalisa Berta

in Return to the Sea: The Life and Evolutionary Times of Marine Mammals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520270572
eISBN:
9780520951440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270572.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The origin and evolutionary history of sirenians (manatees and dugongs) and their extinct relatives are reviewed in this chapter, in addition to sea and marine otters, polar bears, and evolutionary ... More


Missing Links Found: Transitional Forms in the Fossil Mammal Record

Donald R. Prothero

in For the Rock Record: Geologists on Intelligent Design

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257580
eISBN:
9780520943711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257580.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The books of the intelligent design (ID) creationists are filled with examples and critiques of evolution from a biological or philosophical perspective, but they pointedly avoid discussing the ... More


“Un-American, Atheistic, Subversive, and Communistic”

Brandon Haught

in Going Ape: Florida's Battles over Evolution in the Classroom

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049434
eISBN:
9780813050409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049434.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

From the late 1940s to the mid-1950s, the Florida Department of Education attempted to handle complaints surrounding the science vs. religion conflict in state classrooms by publishing official ... More


“A History of Hoaxes, Deception, and Deceit”

Brandon Haught

in Going Ape: Florida's Battles over Evolution in the Classroom

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049434
eISBN:
9780813050409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049434.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Rev. Clarence E. Winslow tried his anti-evolution pitch again in Manatee County in 1983. A new school board member seemed receptive. This effort climaxed at a packed school board meeting where many ... More


“A Conspiracy to Destroy the Faith of Children”

Brandon Haught

in Going Ape: Florida's Battles over Evolution in the Classroom

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049434
eISBN:
9780813050409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049434.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

In the late 1980s, a high school teacher became the focus of attention in Broward County when it was discovered he had been teaching creationism in his class without official approval. During the ... More


Adjudicating Equality Continues: The Middle District and School Desegregation, 1968–1976

James M. Denham

in Fifty Years of Justice: A History of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060491
eISBN:
9780813050638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060491.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter includes an extended narrative and analysis of civil rights with the Middle District of Florida from 1968 to 1976. The federal judicial context during the Nixon-Ford Years is addressed ... More


Seagrass Communities

Peter J. Hogarth

in The Biology of Mangroves and Seagrasses, Third Edition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198716549
eISBN:
9780191802676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716549.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Ecology

Epiphytic algae settle on seagrass fronds, reducting photosynthesis. Gastropod molluscs browse the epiphytic flora, and may also damage or destroy the seagrasses themselves. Other gastropod species ... More


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