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The study of living organisms that inhabit the seas and of their interactions with each other and their enviorment
science in which hypotheses are supported or denied in the basis of observations alone rather than controlled experiments
Contributions of Aristotle on marine biology
He developed a classification which he called "ladder of life" had descriptions of over 500 species. Also figured out that gills helped fish breath and detailed the anatomy of the cuttlefish
a process of reasoning whereby a general explanation is derived from a series of observations
philny the elder and contributions to marine bio
37 volume of "natural history" contains info about terrestrial animals and fish and bivalves (shellfish)
the production of organic matter by photosynthetic and chemo synthetic marine organisms
a process of reasoning in which observations suggest a general principle from which a specific statement can be derived.
steps of scientific method
1) making observations
2) using inductive reasoning to form a hypothesis
3) using deductive reasoning to design experiments
4) gathering results
5) drawing conclusions
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