Oceanography and marine biology; an annual review; v.44.9780849370441
Oceanography oceanography, study of the seas and oceans. The major divisions of oceanography include the geological study of the ocean floor (see plate tectonics) and features; physical oceanography, which is concerned with the physical attributes of the ocean water, such as and marine biology marine biology, study of ocean plants and animals and their ecological relationships. Marine organisms may be classified (according to their mode of life) as nektonic, planktonic, or benthic. Nektonic animals are those that swim and migrate freely, e.g. ; an annual review; v.44.
Ed. by R. N. Gibson et al.
CRC (Cyclical Redundancy Checking) An error checking technique used to ensure the accuracy of transmitting digital data. The transmitted messages are divided into predetermined lengths which, used as dividends, are divided by a fixed divisor. / Taylor & Francis
Gibson (Scottish Association for Marine Science; Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory, Oban, Scotland) and fellow Scottish marine scientists introduce eight reviews by international authors on the latest information on topics ranging widely in subject and geographical and taxonomic coverage. The volume begins with an in-depth review of validation efforts for ecological and biogeochemical models of the greater North Sea, with appended details on available datasets. A couple of papers synthesize what is known about algae algae (ăl`jē) [plural of Lat. alga=seaweed], a large and diverse group of primarily aquatic plantlike organisms. These organisms were previously classified as a primitive subkingdom of the plant kingdom, the thallophytes (plants that communities and mollusks. Others treat trends being exacerbated by human activity: the potential toxic effects of increasing manganese levels on crustaceans, and the implications of climate change for marine mammals marine mammals
mammals inhabiting the sea; generally taken to include the cetaceans (whales, porpoise, dolphin), the sirenians (sea-cows, including manatees and dugong) and the pinnipeds (the carnivores of the group, seals, sealions, walruses). . Figures include possible scenarios. A correction is given for an article in volume 43.
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