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Introduction to the Biology of Marine Life, Tenth Edition

Author(s): John Morrissey, PhD, Sweet Briar College
James L. Sumich, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Biology Department, Grossmont College
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763781606
  • ISBN-10:0763781606
  • Paperback    472 pages      © 2012
Price: $220.95 US List
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A new edition will publish July 2016

The Tenth Edition of Morrissey and Sumich’s classic text, Introduction to the Biology of Marine Life continues to enlighten and engage students on the many wonders of marine organisms and the remarkable environments in which they live. This updated edition includes coverage of recent breakthroughs in research and technology and maintains the accessible student-friendly style for which it is known.

A Student Companion Website provides resources to expand the scope of the textbook and makes sure students have access to the most up-to-date information in marine biology. Students will benefit from a variety of study aids, including chapter outlines, an interactive glossary, animated flash cards, and review questions. Carefully chosen links to relevant Web sites enable students to explore specific topics in more detail.

View sample chapters in the Samples Materials tab.

Features & Benefits

  • Chapters 3 includes an updated synopsis of oceanographic data that is collected via satellite technology
  • Chapter 4 has been expanded to include aspects of primary production in polar seas, as well as updates concerning natural phenomena that influence marine production
  • Chapter 5 now contains a summary of key aspects of the biology of marine fungi
  • Chapters 6 and 7 are entirely new, and represent an overwhelming request for additional coverage of warm -and cold-bodied vertebrates.
  • Chapter 8 has been augmented with expanded coverage of marine pollutants, the health of fisheries within Chesapeake Bay, and the long-lasting devastation caused by oil spills
  • Chapter 9, which covers the biology of coastal seas, offers even more coverage of the horrors of oil spills, as well as a revised look at the coastal disposal of sewage
  • Chapter 10 has been expanded via increased coverage of the effects of climate change on coral reefs, an updated synopsis of the health of the world’s reefs, and additional information about marine protected areas
  • An updated Chapter 12 includes new information about technological advancements in deep sea submersibles
  • Chapter 13 contains state-of-the-art updates about global fisheries and landings, aquaculture, and the prognosis for the future
  • New End-of-section summaries within every chapter reinforce key concepts
  • Questions for Discussion and Review, which encourage further in-depth exploration of covered topics, have been revised or updated
Chapter  1  The Ocean As A Habitat
Chapter  2  Patterns of Associations
Chapter  3  Phytoplankton
Chapter  4  Marine Plants
Chapter  5  Microbial Heterotrophs and Invertebrates
Chapter  6  Marine Vertebrates I: Fishes and Reptiles
Chapter  7  Marine Vertebrates II: Seabirds and Marine Mammals
Chapter  8  Estuaries
Chapter  9  Coastal Seas
Chapter  10  Coral Reefs
Chapter  11  The Open Ocean
Chapter  12  The Deep-Sea Floor
Chapter  13  Harvesting Living Marine Resources

John Morrissey, PhD-Sweet Briar College

John F. Morrissey earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees in Biology from Hofstra University. After teaching marine biology and coral reef ecology in Jamaica for 1 year, he then earned his Ph.D. in Marine Biology and Fisheries from the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. His dissertation research concerned the movement patterns, diel activity, and habitat selection of lemon sharks in Bimini, Bahamas. Since then, Dr. Morrissey has studied the biology of sharks, skates, and rays all over the world, including Jamaica, Japan, the Azores, and the Canaries. He has been on the board of directors of the American Elasmobranch Society since 1996.

For 16 years he taught marine biology, a field course in tropical marine biology, and comparative anatomy at Hofstra University, where he won the Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award in 2006. In 2007, Dr. Morrissey moved to Sweet Briar College in central Virginia, along with his egg-laying colony of 100+ chain catsharks, to teach marine biology, comparative vertebrate anatomy, and animal physiology. He won their Excellence in Teaching Award in 2010. He lives on a dirt road in the woods with his wife (who is also his research partner) and their four spoiled cats.

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James L. Sumich, PhD-Professor Emeritus, Biology Department, Grossmont College

James L. Sumich received his M.S. in Biological Oceanography at Oregon State University, joined the biology faculty at Grossmont College, and then returned to Oregon State for a Ph.D. For his Ph.D. thesis, he studied the interactions between newborn gray whale calves and their mothers and the way each budgets its energy expenditures during the period of calf nursing.

He has taught marine mammal biology classes for graduates and undergraduates at San Diego State University, University of San Diego, and Oregon State University, where he continues to teach, as the requirements of retirement permit. His retirement activities include continued research and writing on gray whale behavior and energetics. He recently marked the publication of the second edition revision of a textbook on the evolutionary biology of marine mammals, coauthored with Dr. Annalisa Berta and Dr. Kit Kovacs. He lives in a home he has built with his wife, Caren, in the woods near Corvallis, Oregon.

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  • We have been searching for a good introductory text with abundant online resources and etext capabilities. We are a 1-1 laptop school and are trying to get to the point of all etexts. This title was recommended by the Marine Science Department at the University of South Florida and I look forward to using it next year with my students.

    -Jane Schuster, Teacher, Marine Science,
    Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School

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The laboratory companion to Introduction to the Biology of Marine Life, Tenth Edition, this manual further engages students in the excitement and challenges of understanding marine organisms and the environments in which they live. Students will benefit from a more thorough examination of the topics introduced in the text and lecture through observation and critical thinking activities. Also, the lab manual includes suggested topics for additional investigation, which provides flexibility for both instructors and for students to further explore various topics of interest. The only lab manual of its kind, Laboratory and Field Investigations in Marine Life is the ideal complement to any marine biology teaching and learning package!

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