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Physiological impacts of chemical pollutants in marine animals

Ceri Lewis and Eduarda M. Santos

in Stressors in the Marine Environment: Physiological and ecological responses; societal implications

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198718826
eISBN:
9780191788352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718826.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Ecology

The majority of coastal marine habitats are influenced in some way by anthropogenic pollution, with chemical contaminants significantly affecting many coastal and marine ecosystems. The marine ... More


Proteins: Amino Acids and Amines

Thomas S. Bianchi and Elizabeth A. Canuel

in Chemical Biomarkers in Aquatic Ecosystems

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134147
eISBN:
9781400839100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134147.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses proteins, which make up approximately 50% of organic matter and contain about 85% of the organic nitrogen in marine organisms. Peptides and proteins comprise an important ... More


Ecological impacts of anthropogenic underwater noise

Jenni A. Stanley and Andrew G. Jeffs

in Stressors in the Marine Environment: Physiological and ecological responses; societal implications

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198718826
eISBN:
9780191788352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718826.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Ecology

Water is an excellent medium for the transmission of underwater sound, with very low attenuation, especially at low frequencies. As a consequence many aquatic organisms use underwater sound for both ... More


Protozooplankton: Foraminifera

Rowena Stern, Claire Taylor, and Saeed Sadri

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

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780199233267
eISBN:
9780191835698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199233267.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Ecology

This chapter describes the taxonomy of foraminifera. Foraminifera are one of the most common shelled marine organisms and date back to the Cambrian era where they are responsible for the colour of ... More


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