Marine Biology

by Biswas, K P

ISBN: 9789351301455
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Imprint : Daya Publishing House
Year : 2021
Price : Rs. 12995.00
Biblio : xx+360p.,col.plts.,figs.,tabls., 25 cm

Author Profile

Dr. K.P. Biswas, M.Sc., Ph.D., D.F.Sc. (Bom), E.F. (West Germany), F.Z.S., F.A.B.S. (Kolkata), Former Joint Director Fisheries (L-1), Government of Orissa, Director of Fisheries, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and at present Faculty Member of Marine Science Department, University of Calcutta, West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Science has been associated with fish, fishery and marine science for more than fifty two years.

About The Book

Marine Biology, the study of lives in the marine environment, the environment large enough to cover three fourth of earths space. The marine ecosystems have varying diversity. Out of the total thirty two animal phyla, fifteen are represented by the taxa, in the marine ecosystem. There are more than 230000 species in the world oceans. The book not only highlighted the important marine fauna and flora with their distinguishing characters, but also on the assemblage and biology of many of the inhabitants, including some of the special traits of marine life.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgement vi i <BR> Preface i x <BR> Introduction xvii <BR> 1. Marine Environment and Ecosystem 1 <BR> 2. Marine Biology 7 <BR> 3. Explorations 12 <BR> 4. Physiography and Location 21 <BR> 5. Microbial Oceanography 30 <BR> 6. Chemical Features 34 <BR> 7. Ecosystems 42 <BR> 8. Primary Production 52 <BR> 9. Wealth of Marine Life 62 <BR> 10. Microbial Flora and Fauna 73 <BR> 11. Nanoplankton 80 <BR> 12. Phytoplankton and Algae of Tropical Seas 83 <BR> 13. Zooplankton 98 <BR> 14. Corals of Andaman Sea 105 <BR> 15. Sponges 118 <BR> 16. Coelenterata 123 <BR> 17. Sea Anemones 128 <BR> 18. Meiofauna 130 <BR> 19. Chaetognaths 136 <BR> 20. Holothurians 140 <BR> 21. Echinoderms 144 <BR> 22. Molluscs 150 <BR> 23. Crustaceans 192 <BR> 24. Syngnathids 233 <BR> 25. Fish Fauna in Indian Seas 238 <BR> 26. Benthic Macrofauna 312 <BR> 27. Marine Reptiles 318 <BR> 28. Marine Mammals 324 <BR> 29. Special Traits for Marine Life 329 <BR> References 347 <BR> Index 357