Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-10 of 11 items

  • Keywords: seafloor x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

Further Results of Sea Turtle Research and Conservation Biology

Frederick Rowe Davis

in The Man Who Saved Sea Turtles: Archie Carr and the Origins of Conservation Biology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195310771
eISBN:
9780199790098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310771.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Carr spent more than thirty years dedicated to the study of the ecology and migration of sea turtles. Many of the stories he had heard from the turtle captains had been confirmed through tag returns ... More


The Biology and Ecology of Giant Kelp Forests

David R. Schiel and Michael S. Foster

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520278868
eISBN:
9780520961098
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520278868.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The largest seaweed, giant kelp (Macrocystis) is the fastest growing and most prolific of all plants found on earth. Growing from the seafloor and extending along the ocean surface in lush canopies, ... More


Spreading Seafloors

James Lawrence Powell

in Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciences: From Heresy to Truth

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164481
eISBN:
9780231538459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164481.003.0017
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter discusses paleomagnetic research that focused on spreading seafloors and their relevance to continental drift. By 1964, paleomagnetic research was already shifting direction. No longer ... More


HypotHESSes

James Lawrence Powell

in Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciences: From Heresy to Truth

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164481
eISBN:
9780231538459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164481.003.0018
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter discusses the influence of Harry Hess's theory of seafloor spreading on other scientists who were studying continental drift. Fred Vine, inspired by Hess's talk at Cambridge in January ... More


Mountains, Trenches, Sunken Islands: The Great Revolution in Earth Science

Wolf H. Berger

in Ocean: Reflections on a Century of Exploration

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247789
eISBN:
9780520942547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247789.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter explains the concepts of continental drift, seafloor spreading, plate tectonics, and mantle convection to address the origin of the most striking features of the Earth’s surface. These ... More


Deep Rock Habitats

MILTON S. LOVE and MARY M. YOKLAVICH

in The Ecology of Marine Fishes: California and Adjacent Waters

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246539
eISBN:
9780520932470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246539.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter discusses those fishes characteristically found on or over complex seafloor habitats comprising various amounts of cobble, boulders, and rock outcrops in water depths ranging from 30 to ... More


Deep Sea

MARGARET A. NEIGHBORS and RAYMOND R. WILSON

in The Ecology of Marine Fishes: California and Adjacent Waters

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246539
eISBN:
9780520932470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246539.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Below the euphotic epipelagic zone is the realm of deep-sea fishes. The depth zones of this major portion of the earth's oceans have been characterized by the physical features and types of organisms ... More


A Portrait of the Ocean Planet: Elements of Ocean Literacy

Wolf H. Berger

in Ocean: Reflections on a Century of Exploration

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247789
eISBN:
9780520942547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247789.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter discusses the major features of the ocean and its natural history. It begins with a brief discussion on the topography of the sea surface and explains how ocean basins are produced by ... More


Postwar Surprises

James Lawrence Powell

in Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciences: From Heresy to Truth

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164481
eISBN:
9780231538459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164481.003.0014
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter discusses some of the surprising ideas on continental drift that emerged after World War II. In 1965, a young Princeton postdoctoral student named W. Jason Morgan had been poring over ... More


The Discovery of the Century

James Lawrence Powell

in Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciences: From Heresy to Truth

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164481
eISBN:
9780231538459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164481.003.0019
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter focuses on what turns out to be the discovery of the twentieth century: the key insight that turned seafloor spreading and continental drift into plate tectonics. In his 1965 article on ... More


View: