Chapter 8. Sea Ice: A Critical Habitat for Polar Marine Mammals and Birds

  1. David N. Thomas1 and
  2. Gerhard S. Dieckmann2
  1. Christian Haas

Published Online: 21 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470757161.ch8

Sea Ice: An Introduction to its Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Geology

Sea Ice: An Introduction to its Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Geology

How to Cite

Haas, C. (2003) Sea Ice: A Critical Habitat for Polar Marine Mammals and Birds, in Sea Ice: An Introduction to its Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Geology (eds D. N. Thomas and G. S. Dieckmann), Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470757161.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 1

    School of Ocean Sciences, University of Wales, Bangor, UK

  2. 2

    Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 25 MAY 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632058082

Online ISBN: 9780470757161

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Keywords:

  • sea ice;
  • habitats;
  • marine mammals;
  • marine birds;
  • polynyas

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Habitat preferences and adaptations in the sea ice zone

  • The changing scene: global warming and implications for pagophilic species

  • Acknowledgements

  • References