Advances in Marine Biology. Volume 5


Adam Kovács and Patrik Nagy (Editors)

Series: Advances in Marine Biology
BISAC: SCI039000

This monograph includes seven chapters, each presenting recent advancements in the field of marine biology. Chapter One describes how the biodiversity of the Mediterranean marine environment has changed due to climate change and species invasions and proposes policy suggestions. Chapter Two discusses an integrated ecotoxicological view on elasmobranch conservation regarding chemical contamination alongside potential ecological outcomes for this group and human impacts derived from elasmobranch consumption. Chapter Three congregates information about the morphological traits of crabs to lay a foundation for a better understanding of taxonomic and phylogenetic studies, ecological studies, and the stock assessment and management of commercially important species. Chapter Four shows how foraminiferal associations are influenced by nutrients and abiotic factors that control the carbonate production in the modern outer shelf of Rio Grande do Norte, in the region of Açu Reefs. Chapter Five describes the first satellite tagging research project in the southern Gulf of Mexico for bottlenose dolphins. Chapter Six investigates the threat posed by cutaneous fibropapillomatosis, a tumor that arises on the skin or internal organs of sea turtles and affects up to 97% of this population. Finally, Chapter Seven discusses the eco-biology, exploitation and social aspects related to the common octopus along the Kerkennah Island in the South Center of the Mediterranean Sea.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Biodiversity Changes in the Mediterranean Marine Environment: The Role of Species Invasions and Climate Change
(Michael Karydis – Department of Marine Sciences, University of the Aegean, Mytilini, Greece)

Chapter 2. Sharks and Stingrays and Sawfish, Oh My! An Integrated Ecotoxicological View on Elasmobranch Conservation: Chemical Contamination, Potential Ecological Outcomes and Human Impacts
(Rachel Ann Hauser-Davis and Natascha Wosnick – Laboratório de Avaliação e Promoção da Saúde Ambiental, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz), Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, et al.)

Chapter 3. An Accrue Approach Towards an Evaluation of Morphological Characteristics for Metric Study in Brachyuran Crabs
(Noor Us Saher, Farah Naz, Sahir Odhano, Nayab Kanwal, Uroj Aziz, Syeda Hadiqa Noor, Altaf Hussain Narejo, M. Asif Gondal and Naureen Aziz Qureshi – Centre of Excellence in Marine Biology, University of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan, et al.)

Chapter 4. Foraminiferal Assemblage and Sedimentary Patterns of the Outer Shelf of Rio Grande Do Norte, NE-Brazil
(Allany de Paula Uchôa Andrade, Patrícia Pinheiro Beck Eichler, Moab Praxedes Gomes, and Helenice Vital – Post-Graduated Program in Geodynamics and Geophysics, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, RN, Brasil, et al.)

Chapter 5. Satellite Tracking of Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Terminos Lagoon, Campeche, Mexico
(Alberto Delgado-Estrella, Gerardo A. Rivas–Hernández, Laura E. Vázquez-Maldonado and Erick del J. Flores-Sánchez – Facultad Ciencias Naturales, Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche, México)

Chapter 6. Fibropapillomatosis on Sea Turtles, a Silent Threat
(Andreia Garcês and Isabel Pires – Inno – Serviços Especializados em Veterinária, Microbiology Service, Braga, Portugal, et al.)

Chapter 7. Octopus vulgaris (Cuvier, 1797), Eco-Biology, Exploitation and Social Aspect along the Kerkennah Island (Tunisia) in the South Center of the Mediterranean Sea
(Chédia Jabeur, Widien Khoufi and Fethi Jabeur – High Institute of Biotechnology of Monastir, Monastir, Tunisia, et al.)


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