Experimental Marine Biology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124724501, 9780323152792

Experimental Marine Biology

1st Edition

Editors: Richard Mariscal
eBook ISBN: 9780323152792
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1974
Page Count: 384
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Experimental Marine Biology consists of eight chapters dealing with the various disciplines of marine biology. This book aims to give insights into the problems and perspectives of each discipline, as well as point out new directions which research endeavors might most profitably follow.
This reference material starts with the basic topic about aquarium technique, specifically closed-system marine aquariums. This book then presents field experiments in marine ecology and describes marine organisms' behavior, physiology, endocrinology, biochemistry, and toxicology. The development in marine organisms is also discussed. This work will be valuable to both interested students and experienced researchers in this field.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors


Chapter 1. Aquarium Techniques: Closed-System Marine Aquariums

I. Introduction

II. Advantages of Closed Systems

III. Setting Up

IV. The Filter Bed

V. The Air-Flow System

VI. The Outside Filter

VII. The Immersion Heater

VIII. The Cover

IX. The Seawater

X. Maintenance


Chapter 2. Ecology: Field Experiments in Marine Ecology

I. Introduction

II. Experimental Manipulation of the Physical Environment

III. Experimental Manipulation of the Biological Environment

IV. Discussion


Chapter 3. Behavior: In Situ Approach to Marine Behavioral Research

I. Introduction

II. Methods

III. Discussion


Chapter 4. Comparative Physiology: Neurophysiology of Marine Invertebrates

I. Introduction

II. The Past

III. The Present

IV. The Future

V. Last Comments


Chapter 5. Comparative Endocrinology

I. Introduction

II. Endocrine Systems

III. Function of the Hormones

IV. Materials and Methods

V. Conclusions


Chapter 6. Comparative Biochemistry: Marine Biochemistry

I. Introduction

II. Conversion of the Inorganic Constituents of the Environment

III. Biochemical Systematics

IV. Protein Structure

V. New Compounds

VI. Natural Occurrences of the Carbon-Phosphorus Bond

VII. Marine Pheromones


Chapter 7. Toxicology: Venomous and Poisonous Marine Animals

I. Introduction

II. Chemistry and Pharmacology

III. Venom of the California Scorpionfish, Scorpaena guttata

IV. Discussion and Conclusions: Scorpaena guttata Venom


Chapter 8. Developmental Biology: Development in Marine Organisms

I. Introduction

II. Life Cycles and Experimental Methods

III. Experimental Basis of Polar Development

IV. Conclusions and Summary


Author Index

Subject Index


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