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Climatic Fluctuations and Marine Systems: A General Itroduction to the Ecological Effects

Geir Ottersen, Nils Chr. Stenseth, and James W. Hurrell

in Marine Ecosystems and Climate Variation: The North Atlantic: A Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198507499
eISBN:
9780191709845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507499.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This introductory chapter begins with a brief account of the Atlantic as a whole and how it is linked to other oceans, before focusing on the main currents and hydrography of the North Atlantic. This ... More


Foreword to the 1925 Pacific Biological Laboratories Catalog

Katharine A. Rodger

in Breaking Through: Essays, Journals, and Travelogues of Edward F. Ricketts

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247048
eISBN:
9780520932661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247048.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The 1925 Pacific Biological Laboratories catalog that Edward F. Ricketts produced was his first major scientific publication. A twenty-five-page, letter-size volume, it is bound in a dark-brown paper ... More


The Marine Reptiles

Richard P. Hilton

in Dinosaurs and Other Mesozoic Reptiles of California

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233157
eISBN:
9780520928459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233157.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Reptiles in the past adapted to a marine life, and in some cases, these animals adapted to a permanent oceanic experience. The less evolved forms returned to the beaches to lay eggs, but the more ... More


“Endless Forms, Most Beautiful and Most Wonderful”

Frank H. T. Rhodes

in Origins: The Search for Our Prehistoric Past

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702440
eISBN:
9781501706233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702440.003.0015
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

This chapter illustrates the richness of marine life and how they contribute to the overall life and ecological balance of our planet. It looks particularly at the vertebrates and invertebrates ... More


The Whaling Expedition of the Ulysses 1937–38

Quentin R. Walsh

P. J. Capelotti (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034799
eISBN:
9780813039688
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034799.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the spring of 1937, Coast Guard Lieutenant Quentin Robert Walsh received a special assignment aboard the whaling factory ship Ulysses. His orders were to monitor the commercial operation's ... More


Biogeography and Evolution in the Early Paleozoic

Richard A. Fortey

in The Paleobiological Revolution: Essays on the Growth of Modern Paleontology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226748610
eISBN:
9780226748597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226748597.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology: Biology

This chapter examines the distribution and evolution of marine life in the early Paleozoic. It discusses the pioneering work of Alfred Russel Wallace who recognized the differences in geographical ... More


Marine Plankton: A practical guide to ecology, methodology, and taxonomy

Claudia Castellani and Martin Edwards (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780199233267
eISBN:
9780191835698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199233267.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Ecology

A thorough understanding of planktonic organisms is the first step towards a real appreciation of the diversity, biology, and ecological importance of marine life. A detailed knowledge of their ... More


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