Deep-Sea: Marine Biology, Geology and Human Impact


Dennis R. Bailey (Editor)
Susan E. Howard (Editor)

Series: Oceanography and Ocean Engineering, Marine Biology

The deep-sea ecosystems include waters and sediments at the lowest layer in the ocean, existing below the thermocline and above the seabed, at a depth of 1000 fathoms (1800 m) or more. They represent the world’s largest biome, covering more than 65% of the world surface and including more than 95% of the global biosphere. This book examines the marine biology, geology and human impact of the deep-sea environment. Topics discussed include the stratigraphical distribution and evolutionary classification of the schackoinid planktic foraminifera; the biological characteristics of the skilfish, erilepis zonifer in the North Pacific Ocean; protein degradation at deep-sea sediment; primary production and carbon cycling in the deep-sea; and biodiversity and ecosystem function in the deep-Mediterranean Sea. (Imprint: Nova)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Morphology, Taxonomy, Stratigraphical Distribution and Evolutionary Classification of the Schackoinid Planktic Foraminifera (Late Albian-Maastrichtian, Cretaceous)
(M. Dan Georgescu, Department of Geosciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and others)
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A Review of the Knowledge Related to the Nomenclature, Etymology, Morphology, Distribution, and Biological Characteristics of the Skilfish, Erilepis Zonifer (Anoplopomatidae), in the North Pacific Ocean
(A.M. Orlov, A.M. Tokranov, B.A. Megrey, Russian Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO), Moscow, Russia, and others)

Evolutionary Classification of the Late Cretaceous (Coniacian-Maastrichtian) Planktic Foraminifera Archaeoglobigerina Pessagno, 1967 and Gandolfia New Genus/Directional Lineage
(M. Dan Georgescu, Department of Geosciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
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Protein Degradation at Deep-Sea Sediment: Collagenolytic Enzymes Produced from a Novel Marine Bacterium
(Atsushi Kurata, Tohru Kobayashi, Koki Horikoshi, Department of Applied Biological Chemistry, Kinki University, Nakamachi, Nara City, Nara, Japan, and others)
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Primary Production and Carbon Cycling in the Deep Sea: Archaeal Carbon Fixation and Methane Oxidation
(Nianzhi Jiao, Chuanlun Zhang, National Key Laboratory for Marine Environmental Sciences, University of Xiamen, Xiamen, Fujian, China, and others)*

The Deep-Mediterranean Sea: Habitats, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning
(Roberto Danovaro, Department of Life and Environmental Sciences, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy)*



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