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Light and Life in the Sea - Peter J. Herring

Light and Life in the Sea

By: Peter J. Herring (Editor), Anthony K. Campbell (Editor), Michael Whitfield (Editor), Linda Maddock (Editor)

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Without light there would be no life in the sea. Since the seas were the cradle for the evolution of all life forms, the theme of this book is central to our understanding of the interaction between living organisms and their environments. To express the breadth of research in this area, leading experts in topics as diverse as satellite imagery and molecular biology have contributed to this collection of essays on light and life in the sea, first published in 1990. Intended for all with an interest in the marine environment, this book aims to present the reader with a sampler of the exciting research that is underway and to provide an introduction to its broad compass.

Introduction
Physics of Light in the Sea
The light field in the ocean: its modification and exploitation by the pelagic biota
Remote sensing - information from the colour of the seas I
Optical oceanography: an assessment of a towed method
Photosynthesis and Development
The photic zone
Light harvesting and pigment composition in marine phytoplankton and macroalgae
The response of picophytoplankton to light
Light and development: cellular and molecular aspects of photomorphogenesis and brown algae
Vision
Light and vision at depths greater than 200 metres
Optics of the eyes of marine animals
The colour sensitivity and vision of fishes
Messengers of transduction and adaptation in vertebrate photoreceptors
Photoreception in squid
Behaviour
Herring behaviour in the light and dark
Crepuscular behaviour of marine fishes
Light and the capture of marine animals
Bioluminescence
Bioluminescent communication in the sea
The chemistry of bioluminescence: origins and mechanism
Living light: from the ocean to the hospital bed
Summary and Perspectives
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521392075
ISBN-10: 0521392071
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 366
Published: 15th August 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 18.9  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.78