is a subject combining aspects of functional biology & ecology as it pertains to the marine environment
the study of how an organism carries out basic functions e.g. - reproduction, locomotion, feeding, etc.
the study of the interaction of organisms with their physical and biological environments.
founder of modern taxonomy; Invented binomial nomenclature
father of comparative anatomy and vertebrate paleontology; first to realize fossils were remains of extinct species; reasoned that there must have been a catastrophe that killed these creatures
voyage of H.M.S. Beagle
Historical Advances in Marine Biology
Research Institutions, Faster Ships,
Navigation, Diving Technology
used to locate objects underwater using echoes
self contained underwater breathing apparatus
studying the oceans from afar using satellites
Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs) or Manned Submersibles
used for surveys, collect samples in deep waters
Pop-up Satellite Tagging Devices
Pop off satellite tags, or PSATs are widely used to track the movements of large pelagic animals (those that live in the upper few hundred metres of ocean and that typically travel hundreds or thousands of miles) that are difficult to follow or study by any other means.
Stable Isotope Analysis
Analysis of the ratio of stable (nonradioactive) isotopes of elements such as carbon that provides information about ancient diet
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