By Winona B Vernberg
Within contemporary years guy has turn into more and more conscious of the disastrous environmental alterations that he has brought, and hence society is now extra fascinated by realizing the variations organisms have developed which will continue to exist and flourish of their setting. simply because a lot of the knowledge concerning this topic is scattered in a number of journals or particular symposia lawsuits, our objective in scripting this publication is to collect in a college-and graduate-student textual content the relevant ideas of the environmental body structure of the animals that inhabit one of many significant nation-states of the earth, the ocean. Our booklet isn't intended to be a definitive treatise at the physiological adap tation of the animals that inhabit the marine setting. in its place, we've attempted to spotlight many of the physiological mechanisms wherein those animals were in a position to meet the demanding situations in their atmosphere. we haven't written this ebook for someone specific clinical self-discipline; quite, we are hoping that it'll have an interdisciplinary attraction. it really is intended to be either a reference textual content and a textual content for educating senior undergraduate and graduate classes in marine biology, physiological ecology of marine animals, and envi ronmental body structure of marine animals.
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Tables of solubility factors may be consulted in Weiss, 1970. Any change in the concentration of dissolved gases under constant temperatures and salinity conditions may be due to biological activity. Nitrogen levels in marine water appear to be fairly constant, even though nitrogen fixation by algae is known to occur. Oxygen and CO 2 concentration changes, however, have been widely observed; whenever organic material accumulates, oxygen is consumed, and if the amount of organic matter is sufficiently large, an anaerobic environment will eventually result.
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Environmental Physiology of Marine Animals by Winona B Vernberg