Energy Relationships of Marine Production
Living organisms, unlike machines, cease to exist once they stop working. All biological activity depends upon continual transfers and transformations of energy, without which any natural living system almost immediately disintegrates irreversibly. In this concluding chapter we will draw together some of the information from preceding pages in an elementary consideration of certain energy relationships of marine life, with particular reference to shelf seas around the major continental land masses.
KeywordsGross Primary Production Tertiary Production Standing Stock Benthic Fauna Demersal Fish
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References and Further Reading
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