Biology of the Antarctic Seas
Copyright © 1964 by the American Geophysical Union.
Editor(s): Milton O. Lee
Published Online: 3 APR 2013
Print ISBN: 9781118655764
Online ISBN: 9781118669822
Book Series: Antarctic Research Series
About this Book
Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Antarctic Research Series, Volume 1.
This, the first volume of the Antarctic Research Series, deals with a number of marine studies. There is an abundance of living forms, plant and animal, in the cold waters overlying the continental shelf of Antarctica and in the adjacent ocean depths. There are good reasons for the ongoing and currently intensified interest in marine biological research in the region, even though the difficulties in pursuing it are great. The ecological systems of this large polar continent and its adjacent seas are unique and therefore demand full study; phenomena of adaptation, acclimation, and evolution are crucial.