Chapter content includes: Exploring the Oceans; Marine Scientists at Work; Marine Environments; Unicellular Marine Organisms; Marine Algae and Plants; Simple Marine Animals; Cnidarians; Marine Worms; Mollusks; Crustaceans; Echinoderms; Marine Fishes; Marine Reptiles and Birds; Marine Mammals; The World of Water; Geology of the Ocean; Climate and the Ocean; Temperature and Pressure; Light and Sound in the Sea; Tides, Waves and Currents; Interdependence in the Sea; Pollution in the Ocean; and, Conservation of Resources.
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Marine Science introduces students to the diversity of marine life and ocean environments. Using an interdisciplinary approach, elements of basic biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics are woven into the presentation of marine science topics. Laboratory Investigations involve students in activities related to topics covered in chapters.
Marine Biology and Oceanography