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DEEP-SEA FISHES, 16

Author: David Randall , Zoology Department, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada and Department of Biology and Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong, China Anthony Farrell , Professor, Chair in Sustainable Aquaculture at the DFO UBC Centre for Aquaculture and Environmental Research(CAER, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada William Hoar , University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada David Randall , Zoology Department, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada and Department of Biology and Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong, China

ISBN13: 9780123504401

Publisher: Elsevier

Price: 124.00
Pages: 388
Edition: Hardbound
Publish date: August 1997

Outline:
The deep ocean is home to some of the most unusual of all fishes. This book is the first Fish Physiology volume devoted to these bizarre undersea creatures. Practically every organ system is affected by the constraints imposed by benthic pressure, the absence of light, and the relatively scarce supply of both food and mates. Deep Sea Fishes demonstrates how these fishes living in extremely harsh conditions metabolize, behave, and evolve.