A Functional Biology of Scyphozoa

A Functional Biology of Scyphozoa

Comparative physiologists examine them as possibly simple models for the functioning of various systems. This book integrates data from those and other investigations into a functional biology of scyphozoa.

Author: M.N. Arai

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400914971

Category: Science

Page: 316

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Scyphozoa have attracted the attention of many types of people. Naturalists watch their graceful locomotion. Fishermen may dread the swarms which can prevent fishing or eat larval fish. Bathers retreat from the water if they are stung. People from some Asiatic countries eat the medusae. Comparative physiologists examine them as possibly simple models for the functioning of various systems. This book integrates data from those and other investigations into a functional biology of scyphozoa. It will emphasize the wide range of adaptive responses possible in these morphologically relatively simple animals. The book will concentrate on the research of the last 35 years, partly because there has been a rapid expansion of knowledge during that period, and partly because much of the previous work was summarized by books published between 1961 and 1970. Bibliographies of papers on scyphozoa were included in Mayer (1910) and Kramp (1961). Taxonomic diagnoses are also included in those monographs, as well as in a monograph on the scyphomedusae of the USSR published by Naumov (Naumov, 1961). Most impor tantly, a genenttion of scyphozoan workers has used as its 'bible' the monograph by F.S.Russell (1970) The Medusae of the British Isles. In spite of its restrictive title, his book reviews most of the information on the biology of scyphozoa up to that date.
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Jellyfish Blooms Causes Consequences and Recent Advances

Jellyfish Blooms  Causes  Consequences and Recent Advances

A Functional Biology of Scyphozoa. Chapman & Hall, New York: 316 pp. Black, R. E., 1981. Metabolism and ultrastructure of dormant podocysts of Chrysaora quinquecirrha (Scyphozoa). Journal of Experimental Zoology 218: 175–182.

Author: Kylie A. Pitt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402097492

Category: Science

Page: 289

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Jellyfish form spectacular population blooms and there is compelling evidence that jellyfish blooms are becoming more frequent and widespread. Blooms have enormous ecological, economic, and social impacts. For example, they have been implicated in the decline of commercial fisheries, they block the cooling water intakes of coastal industries and ships, and reduce the amenity of coastal waters for tourists. Blooms may be caused by overfishing, climate change, and coastal pollution, which all affect coastal waters around the world. Jellyfish Blooms: Causes, Consequences and Recent Advances presents reviews and original research articles written by the world’s leading experts on jellyfish. Topics covered include the evolution of jellyfish blooms, the impacts of climate change on jellyfish populations, advances in acoustic and molecular methods used to study jellyfish, the role of jellyfish in food webs and nutrient cycles, and the ecology of the benthic stages of the jellyfish life history. This is a valuable resource for students and professional marine biologists, fisheries scientists, oceanographers, and researchers of climate change.
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A Functional Biology of Sea Anemones

A Functional Biology of Sea Anemones

Keeping strictly to sea anemones has meant presenting less than the full details of pertinent biological phenomena ... details of the functioning of algal endosymbionts have come from the study of scleractinians, Scyphozoa and Hydrozoa; ...

Author: J. Malcolm Shick

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401130806

Category: Science

Page: 395

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General Editor: Peter Calow, Department of Zoology, University of Sheffield, England The main aim of this series will be to illustrate and to explain the way organisms 'make a living' in nature. At the heart of this - their Junctional biology - is the way organisms acquire and then make use of resources in metabolism, movement, growth, reproduction, and so on. These processes will form the fundamental framework of all the books in the series. Each book will concentrate on a particular taxon (species, family, class or even phylum) and will bring together information on the form, physiology, ecology and evolutionary biology of the group. The aim will be not only to describe how organisms work, but also to consider why they have come to work in that way. By concentrating on taxa which are well known, it is hoped that the series will not only illustrate the success of selection, but also show the constraints imposed upon it by the physiological, morphological and developmental limitations of the groups. Another important feature of the series will be its organismic orientation. Each book will emphasize the importance of functional integration in the day-to-day lives and the evolution of organisms. This is crucial since, though it may be true that organisms can be considered as collections of gene determined traits, they nevertheless interact with their environment as integrated wholes and it is in this context that individual traits have been subjected to natural selection and have evolved.
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Advances in Marine Biology

Advances in Marine Biology

New insights into reproductive traits of scyphozoans: Special methods of propagation in Sanderia malayensis GOETTE, ... A Functional Biology of Scyphozoa. p. ... Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society 24, 393–410.

Author: Michael Lesser

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780123942821

Category: Science

Page: 276

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Advances in Marine Biology has been providing in-depth and up-to-date reviews on all aspects of marine biology since 1963 -- over 40 years of outstanding coverage! The series is well known for both its excellence of reviews and editing. Now edited by Michael Lesser (University of New Hampshire, USA), with an internationally renowned Editorial Board, the serial publishes in-depth and up-to-date content on a wide range of topics that will appeal to postgraduates and researchers in marine biology, fisheries science, ecology, zoology, and biological oceanography. Advances in Marine Biology has been providing in-depth and up-to-date reviews on all aspects of marine biology since 1963
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Oceanography and Marine Biology An Annual Review Volume 38

Oceanography and Marine Biology  An Annual Review  Volume 38

A functional biology ofScyphozoa. London: Chapman & Hall. Ates, R.M.L. 1988. ... Nematocysts of Rhopilema nomadica (Scyphozoa: Rhizostomeae), an immigrant jellyfish in the Eastern Mediterranean. Journal of Morphology 224, 221–231.

Author: Margaret Barnes

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781134556540

Category: Science

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A new edition of this thorough, comprehensive and respected review source for oceanographers and marine biologists. A must for every station, institute and university involved with marine biology.
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Spineless

Spineless

55 a little jellyfish sex ed: For an excellent and comprehensive treatise on the biology of jellyfish, see Mary Arai, A Functional Biology of Scyphozoa (London: Chapman & Hall, 1997). a documentary called Rise of the Jellyfish: Carsten ...

Author: Juli Berwald

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 9781743820469

Category: Nature

Page: 352

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Jellyfish have been swimming in our oceans for over half a billion years, longer than any other animal that lives on the planet. Their sting is the fastest known motion in the animal kingdom, their venom so toxic it can kill a human in three minutes. Made of roughly 95 percent water, some jellies are barely perceptible virtuosos of disguise, while others’ luminescent glow has revolutionized biotechnology. Yet until recently, jellyfish were largely ignored by science, and they remain among the most poorly understood of ocean dwellers. Over a decade ago, ocean scientist Juli Berwald left her career to raise a family in landlocked Austin, Texas, but jellyfish drew her back to the sea. Driven by questions about how overfishing, coastal development, and climate change were contributing to a jellyfish population explosion that has caused millions of dollars of damage, Juli embarked on a scientific odyssey that took her across the globe. She met the biologists who devote their careers to jellies, hitched rides on Japanese fishing boats to see giant jellyfish in the wild, raised jellyfish in her dining room, and throughout it all marveled at the complexity of these alluring and ominous biological wonders. Gracefully blending personal memoir with crystal-clear distillations of science, Spineless is the story of how Juli learned to navigate and ultimately embrace her ambition, her curiosity, and her passion for the natural world. She discovers that jellyfish science is a call to realize our collective responsibility for the planet we share. ‘Captivating and informative.’—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review ‘In this astonishing adventure of a book, Juli Berwald takes us on a personal journey into the enchanting and mystifying aqueous world of jellyfish, and in so doing, sheds light on the vital ecological balances upon which our own survival depends.’ —Ruth Ozeki, author of A Tale for the Time Being ‘Berwald uncovers many fascinating aspects of jellyfish behaviour, including the fact that they are the most efficient swimmers ever discovered.’—Tim Flannery ‘This thoroughly engaging book turned my old horror into wonderment and by its end into something close to love and awe.’—Helen Macdonald, author of H is for Hawk ‘In this lovely exploration of the mysterious jellyfish, Berwald both entrances and sounds a warning: pay attention to the messages sent by ocean life, and act to protect their environment, and ours.’ —Kirkus
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Jellyfish Blooms New Problems and Solutions

Jellyfish Blooms  New Problems and Solutions

A Functional Biology of Scyphozoa. Chapman & Hall, London. Arai, M. N., 2009. The potential importance of podocysts to formation of scyphozoan blooms: a review. Hydrobiologia 616: 241–246. Ba ̊mstedt, U., H. Ishii & M. B. Martinussen, ...

Author: Jennifer E. Purcell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789048195411

Category: Science

Page: 234

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This volume provides an identification key for the ephyrae of 18 common scyphozoan species, documents the Mediterranean-wide bloom of the invasive ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi, and addresses the direct effects of ocean acidification on jellyfish.
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Jellyfish Blooms IV

Jellyfish Blooms IV

A Functional Biology of Scyphozoa. Chapman & Hall, New York: 316 pp. Arai, M. N., 2009. The potential importance of podocysts to the formation of scyphozoan blooms: a review. Hydrobiologia 616:241–246. Black, R. E., 1981.

Author: Jennifer Purcell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789400753167

Category: Science

Page: 292

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Jellyfish generally are considered to be nuisances because they interfere with human activities by stinging swimmers, clogging power plant intakes and nets of fishermen, killing fish in aquaculture pens, and being both predators and competitors of fish. There is concern that environmental changes such as global warming, eutrophication, over-fishing, and coastal construction may benefit jellyfish populations. During this past decade following the first Jellyfish Blooms volume, some species have bloomed more frequently, expanded their range, and caused more problems for humans. Mnemiopsis leidyi, the ctenophore that invaded the Black Sea in the 1980s and damaged fisheries, now also blooms in the North, Baltic, and Mediterranean seas. Nemopilema nomurai, a giant Asian jellyfish, has bloomed frequently during this decade, causing severe damage to the Japanese fishing industry. Jellyfish Blooms: Interactions with Humans and Fisheries is the fourth volume in this series. Syntheses and original research articles address the question if jellyfish have increased globally and what factors may have contributed to the abundance of jellyfish. This volume is the most extensive to date, containing papers from all continents (except Antarctica) on scyphozoans, hydrozoans, cubozoans, staurozoans, and ctenophores, and on the fate of jellyfish blooms. This is a key reference for students and professional marine biologists, oceanographers, and fishery scientists and managers. Previously published in Hydrobiologia, vol. 690, 2012​
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Zooplankton of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts

Zooplankton of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts

2, Pelagic Scyphozoa, with Supplement to the First Volume on Hydromedusae. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. 284 pp. SUGGESTED READINGS Scyphozoa and Cubozoa Arai, M. N. 1997. A Functional Biology of Scyphozoa.

Author: William S. Johnson

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421406183

Category: Science

Page: 472

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Zooplankton are critical to the vitality of estuaries and coastal waters. In this revised edition of Johnson and Allen's instant classic, readers are taken on a tour of the miniature universe of zooplankton, including early developmental stages of familiar and diverse shrimps, crabs, and fishes. Zooplankton of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts details the behavior, morphology, and coloration of these tiny aquatic animals. Precise descriptions and labeled illustrations of hundreds of the most commonly encountered species provide readers with the best source available for identifying zooplankton. Inside the second edition• an updated introduction that orients readers to the diversity, habitats, environmental responses, collection, history, and ecological roles of zooplankton• descriptions of life cycles• illustrations (including 88 new drawings) that identify 340-plus taxa and life stages• range, habits, and ecology for each entry located directly opposite the illustration• appendices with information on collection and observation techniques and citations of more than 1,300 scientific articles and books
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Guide to Reference and Information Sources in the Zoological Sciences

Guide to Reference and Information Sources in the Zoological Sciences

C nidaria Arai, Mary N. A Functional Biology of Scyphozoa. New York: Chapman & Hall, 1997. 316 p. $157. ISBN 0412451107. The Scyphozoa are the true jellyfish. This text covers topics such as locomotion, feeding, nutrition, metabolism, ...

Author: Diane Schmidt

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313058981

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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Animals have been studied for centuries. But what are the most important and relevant reference and information sources in the zoological sciences? This work is a comprehensive, thoroughly annotated directory filled with hundreds of esteemed resources published in the field of zoology, including indexes, abstracts, bibliographies, journals, biographies and histories, dictionaries and encyclopedias, textbooks, checklists and classification schemes, handbooks and field guides, associations, and Web sites. A complete revision of the award-winning Guide to the Zoological Literature: The Animal Kingdom (1994), this new title includes extensive, up-to-date coverage of invertebrates, arthropods, vertebrates, fishes, amphibians and reptiles, birds, and mammals. In addition, the work features a detailed introduction by the author, as well as thorough subject, title, and author indexes. Students and researchers can now quickly and easily pinpoint works in their field of study. The book is of equal importance to LIS students specializing in science or biology librarianship, as it provides a comprehensive, straight-forward overview of zoological information sources. An essential addition to the core reference collection of public and academic libraries!
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Oceanography and Marine Biology An Annual Review Volume 59

Oceanography and Marine Biology  An Annual Review  Volume 59

Antezana, T. 2002. Adaptive behavior of Euphausia mucronata in relation to the oxygen minimum layer of the Humboldt Current. Oceanography of the eastern Pacific 2, 29–40. Arai, M.N. 1997. A Functional Biology of Scyphozoa.

Author: S J Hawkins

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000452235

Category: Nature

Page: 496

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Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review remains one of the most cited sources in marine science and oceanography. The ever-increasing interest in work in oceanography and marine biology and its relevance to global environmental issues, especially global climate change and its impacts, creates a demand for authoritative refereed reviews summarizing and synthesizing the results of recent research. If you are interested in submitting a review for consideration for publication in OMBAR, please email the Editor in Chief, Stephen Hawkins, at [email protected] For nearly 60 years, OMBAR has been an essential reference for research workers and students in all fields of marine science. This volume considers such diverse topics as the Great Barrier Reef Expedition of 1928-29, Mediterranean marine caves, macromedusae in eastern boundary currents, marine biodiversity in Korea, and development of a geo-ecological carbonate reef system model to predict responses of reefs to climate change. Seven of the peer-reviewed contributions in Volume 59 are available to read Open Access on this webpage (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 9). An international Editorial Board ensures global relevance and expert peer review, with editors from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, Singapore and the United Kingdom. The series volumes find a place in the libraries of not only marine laboratories and oceanographic institutes, but also universities worldwide.
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Biology and Ecology of Venomous Marine Cnidarians

Biology and Ecology of Venomous Marine Cnidarians

Sci News. http://www.sci-news.com/biology/science-keesingia-gigas-malo-bella-two-newextremely-venomous-irukandji-jellyfish-australia-02099.html Accessed 11 Jul 2019 Arai NA (1997) A functional biology of scyphozoa.

Author: Ramasamy Santhanam

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811516030

Category: Science

Page: 343

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Seas and oceans cover 71 % of the earth’s surface and they are home to 80% of all life found on the planet . Among the different components of marine life, the phylum Cnidaria (formerly Coelenterata) has been reported to be responsible for more envenomations than any other marine phylum. It is believed that 2% of its known 11000 species are venomous to humans. Incidents caused by jellyfish are common all around the globe, with serious manifestations and occasional deaths reported in some countries. The Australian box jellyfish, Chironex fleckeri , has been reported to be very dangerous to humans, as contact with its tentacles can provoke immediate cardiovascular collapse and death within minutes. Though other volumes on venomous marine fauna are available, this is the first comprehensive book focusing on venomous marine cnidarians. It is a valuable text-cum-reference resource for researchers, teachers and students of various disciplines, including fisheries science, marine biotechnology and marine biology and for university and college libraries. It is also a useful guide for beachgoers, divers, physicians and environmentalists.
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Marine Organisms as Model Systems in Biology and Medicine

Marine Organisms as Model Systems in Biology and Medicine

Can J Zool 66:1913–1927 Arai MN (1997) A functional biology of Scyphozoa. Chapman & Hall, London Arai MN (2001) Pelagic coelenterates and eutrophication: a review. Hydrobiologia 451:69–87 Arai MN (2005) Predation on pelagic ...

Author: Malgorzata Kloc

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319924861

Category: Science

Page: 624

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This book highlights the potential advantages of using marine invertebrates like tunicates, echinoderms, sponges and cephalopods as models in both biological and medical research. Bioactive compounds found in marine organisms possess antibacterial, antifungal, anti-diabetic and anti-inflammatory properties, and can affect the immune and nervous systems. Despite substantial research on the medicinal attributes of various marine invertebrates, they are still very much underrepresented in scientific literature: the majority of cell, developmental and evolutionary scientific journals only publish research conducted on a few well-known model systems like Drosophila melanogaster or Xenopus laevis. Addressing that gap, this book introduces readers to new model organisms like starfish or nemertera. By showing their benefits with regard to regeneration, stem cell research and Evo-Devo, the authors provide a cross-sectional view encompassing various disciplines of biological research. As such, this book will not only appeal to scientists currently working on marine organisms, but will also inspire future generations to pursue research of their own.
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Invertebrate Zoology

Invertebrate Zoology

A Functional Biology of Scyphozoa. Chapman & Hall, 316 pp. Avian M., Ramšak A., Tirelli V., D'Ambra I., Malej A., 2016. Redescription of Pelagia benovici into a new jellyfish genus, Mawia, gen. nov., and its phylogenetic position within ...

Author: Bernd Schierwater

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781482235821

Category: Medical

Page: 644

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Invertebrate Zoology: A Tree of Life Approach is a comprehensive and authoritative textbook adopting an explicitly phylogenetic organization. Most of the classical anatomical and morphological work has not been changed – it established the foundation of Invertebrate Zoology. With the explosion of Next-Generation Sequencing approaches, there has been a sea-change in the recognized phylogenetic relationships among and between invertebrate lineages. In addition, the merger of evolutionary and developmental biology (evo-devo) has dramatically contributed to changes in the understanding of invertebrate biology. Synthesizing these three approaches (classical morphology, sequencing data, and evo-devo studies) offers students an entirely unique perspective of invertebrate diversity. Key Features One of the first textbooks to combine classical morphological approaches and newer evo-devo and Next-Generation Sequencing approaches to address Invertebrate Zoology Organized along taxonomic lines in accord with the latest understanding of invertebrate phylogeny Will provide background in basic systematic analysis useful within any study of biodiversity A wealth of ancillary materials for students and teachers, including downloadable figures, lecture slides, web links, and phylogenetic data matrices
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Marine Bioinvasions Patterns Processes and Perspectives

Marine Bioinvasions  Patterns  Processes and Perspectives

References Arai MN (1997) A Functional Biology of Scyphozoa. Chapman and Hall, New York, 316 pp Carlton JT (1996) Pattern, process, and prediction in marine invasion ecology. Biological Conservation 78: 97–106 Carlton JT and Geller JB ...

Author: Judith Pederson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401001694

Category: Nature

Page: 143

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As the global rate of marine introductions increases, exotic species exert greater economic and ecological impacts, affecting ecosystems and human health. The complexity of marine ecosystems challenges our ability to find easy solutions to prevention, management, and control of introductions. This book highlights issues of timely importance in marine bioinvasion science. Selected topics explore the potential evolutionary consequences and ecological impacts of introduced organisms, examine the feasibility of biological control, and describe patterns of introduction. These papers were presented at the Second International Conference on Marine Bioinvasions, which featured new marine invasion research from around the world. These papers should be of interest to scientists, students, and managers with an interest in marine bioinvasions and the application of knowledge to management concerns.
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Jellyfish Blooms Ecological and Societal Importance

Jellyfish Blooms  Ecological and Societal Importance

A functional biology of Scyphozoa. Chapman & Hall, London: 316 pp. Arai, M. N. & J. R. Jacobs, 1980. Interspecific predation of common Strait of Georgia plankton coelenterates: laboratory evidence. Can. J. Fish, aquat. Sci. 37: 120–123.

Author: J.E. Purcell

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401007221

Category: Science

Page: 333

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`Jellyfish', a group that includes scyphomedusae, hydromedusae, siphonophores and ctenophores, are important zooplankton predators throughout the world's estuaries and oceans. These beautiful creatures have come to public attention as featured exhibits in aquaria and in news headlines as invaders and as providers of genes used in biomedical research. Nevertheless, jellyfish are generally considered to be nuisances because they interfere with human activities by stinging swimmers, clogging power plant intakes and nets of fishermen and fish farms, and competing with fish and eating fish eggs and larvae. There is concern that environmental changes such as global warming, eutrophication, and over-fishing may result in increased jellyfish populations. The literature reviews and research papers in this volume explore the interactions between jellyfish and humans. Papers cover the medical aspects of jellyfish stings, jellyfish as human food and jellyfish fisheries, interactions of jellyfish and fish, effects of environmental changes on jellyfish, effects of introduced ctenophores on the Black Sea ecosystem, factors causing increases or concentrations of jellyfish, and others aspects of jellyfish ecology. This is an important reference for students and professional marine biologists, oceanographers, fishery scientists, and aquarists.
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Seafaring Scientist

Seafaring Scientist

Alfred Goldsborough Mayor, Pioneer in Marine Biology Lester D. Stephens, Dale R. Calder ... Mary N. Arai , A Functional Biology of Scyphozoa ( London : Chapman and Hall , 1997 ) , 68-91 , 203-12 ; Jennifer E. Purcell and Mary N. Arai ...

Author: Lester D. Stephens

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 157003642X

Category: Science

Page: 220

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Infused with a sense of adventure and zeal for discovery, Seafaring Scientist recounts the achievements of a giant in the field of marine biology. Alfred Goldsborough Mayor (18681922), a Harvard-trained marine biologist and close associate of Alexander Agassiz, founded and directed on behalf of the Carnegie Institution the first tropical marine biological laboratory in the Western hemisphere. Located on Loggerhead Key in the Gulf of Mexico, the Tortugas Laboratory attracted some of America's most brilliant scientists. Mayor himself achieved international prominence in the field of biology for his authoritative work on jellyfishes and coral reefs.
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Advances in Marine Biology

Advances in Marine Biology

A functional biology of Scyphozoa. Chapman and Hall, London. Ayukai, T. (1988). Egg production by the planktonic calanoid copepod Acartia omorii in Onagawa Harbor during Spring-Summer. Bulletin of the Plankton Society Japan 35, 127–132.

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Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080493695

Category: Science

Page: 336

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Volume 44 is an eclectic volume with timely reviews on invertebrate zooplankton growth rates and movements on marine fish and decapod crustaceans. Advances in Marine Biology was first published in 1963. Now edited by A.J. Southward (Marine Biological Association, UK), P.A. Tyler (Southampton Oceanography Association, UK), C.M. Young (Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, USA) and L.A. Fuiman (University of Texas, USA), the serial publishes in-depth and up-to-date reviews on a wide range of topics which will appeal to postgraduates and researchers in marine biology, fisheries science, ecology, zoology, oceanography. Eclectic volumes in the series are supplemented by thematic volumes on such topics as The Biology of Calanoid Copepods. Series features over 35 years of coverage of the research
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Jellyfish Blooms

Jellyfish Blooms

Curr Biol. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2012.09.036. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2012.09.036#doilink Arai MN (1997) A functional biology of Scyphozoa. Chapman and Hall, London Arai MN (2009) The potential importance of podocysts to the ...

Author: Kylie A. Pitt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400770157

Category: Science

Page: 304

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Jellyfish are one of the most conspicuous animals in our oceans and are renowned for their propensity to form spectacular blooms. The unique features of the biology and ecology of jellyfish that enable them to bloom also make them successful invasive species and, in a few places around the world, jellyfish have become problematic. As man increasingly populates the world’s coastlines, interactions between humans and jellyfish are rising, often to the detriment of coastal-based industries such as tourism, fishing and power generation. However we must not lose sight of the fact that jellyfish have been forming blooms in the oceans for at least 500 million years, and are an essential component of normal, healthy ocean ecosystems. Here many of the world’s leading jellyfish experts explore the science behind jellyfish blooms. We examine the unique features of jellyfish biology and ecology that cause populations to ‘bloom and bust’, and, using case studies, we show why jellyfish are important to coastal and ocean ecosystem function. We outline strategies coastal managers can use to mitigate the effects of blooms on coastal industries thereby enabling humans to coexist with these fascinating creatures. Finally we highlight how jellyfish benefit society; providing us with food and one of the most biomedically-important compounds discovered in the 20th century. ​
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A Student s Guide to the Seashore

A Student s Guide to the Seashore

A functional biology of Scyphozoa. London: Chapman & Hall. Bell, J.J. & Turner, J.R. (2000). Factors influencing the density and morphometrics of the cup coral Caryophyllia smithii in Lough Hyne. Journal of the Marine Biological ...

Author: J. D. Fish

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139494519

Category: Science

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This unique, concise and beautifully-illustrated guide allows students to identify over 650 of the common, widespread animals and seaweeds of the shore. User-friendly dichotomous keys are supported by details of diagnostic features and biology of each species. Now enhanced with 32 pages of colour, this much acclaimed guide is invaluable to students of marine biology at any level. Questions such as how does the species reproduce? What is its life-cycle? How does it feed? are answered in the notes accompanying each species to give a fascinating insight into the diversity and complexity of life on the shore. The text is supported by an extensive glossary of scientific terms and a comprehensive bibliography is included to aid further study. The third edition builds on the excellent reviews of earlier editions and will continue to appeal to a wide readership, including students, teachers and naturalists.
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