As with the previous edition, the book is primarily written for senior undergraduate and graduate students of ocean ecology and professional marine ecologists
It presents current understanding of ocean ecology emphasizing the character of marine organisms from viruses to fish and worms, together with their significance to their habitats and to each other
The book initially emphasizes pelagic organisms and processes, but benthos, hydrothermal vents, climate-change effects, and fisheries all receive attention
The chapter on oceanic biomes has been greatly expanded and a new chapter reviewing approaches to pelagic food webs has been added
The increased importance of molecular genetic data across the field is evident in most of the chapters
Throughout, the book has been revised to account for recent advances in this rapidly changing field
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