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

Why do shark bites seem to be more deadly in Australia than elsewhere?

Understanding the feeding role of tiger sharks

El Niño in the Pacific has an impact on dolphins over in Western Australia

Study uncovers value of shark dive tourism

Putting the mass coral bleaching event in 2016 into a 30+ year context

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.