Marine Biology Basics

The basic principles of Marine Biology.

This ebook is an excellent resource for students studying Marine Biology. It covers the main areas of Marine Biology including sections on:

Primary Production

Photosynthesis

Chemosynthesis

Cyanobacteria

Marine Habitats: the Benthic Zone; the Demersal Zone; the Pelagic Zone

The Benthos

The Plankton

The Phytoplankton

The Photic Zone

and a glossary of terms.

 

 

 

 

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Marine Science News

Most recreational fishers in Australia support marine sanctuaries

The presence of people is slowing shark recovery on the Great Barrier Reef

Shark Bay: A World Heritage Site at catastrophic risk

Some sharks have declined by 92% in the past half-century off Queensland’s coast

Explainer: how the Antarctic Circumpolar Current helps keep Antarctica frozen

Marine Science facts

  • Half the Oxygen we breath is produced in the Ocean

 

  •  Irukandji jelly fish, with just a brush of venom leaves almost no mark. But after about a half hour you develop Irukandji syndrome, a debilitating mix of nausea, vomiting, severe pain, difficulty breathing, drenching sweating and sense of impending doom. You get so sick that your biggest worry is that you’re not going to die

 

  • The most remote point in the oceans is called Point Nemo

 

  • The Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian oceans are known as the three major oceans.