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Introduction to Marine Biology
   The book is primarily intended for the students at the undergraduate level, who are studying various disciplines and actually anyone willing to learn a bit more about the marine environment. The publication will allow readers to get immerse in a world of marine biology and quickly get enough technical knowledge. When working on the publication, the authors have applied the ecological approach that made the text of the volume very practical, providing distinct and comprehensive coverage of all topics, and supplemented with numerous photographs as well as artwork clearly illustrating the very key aspects. The combined efforts of the authors have resulted in the volume making the process of study easier. The book is featuring a good and comprehensive glossary of terms, together with the questions at the end of each chapter, pronunciations, as well as a list of web resources and relevant articles. We would say that this is one of the best available titles aimed at the students. The pictures are well-placed and very easy to understand. The text provides readers with valuable professional surveys over all important aspects of marine ecology on all levels, for example evolutionary/ecological levels. You will get the required general introduction on every topic.

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Marine and industrial biofouling
   The biofouling is considered a very costly problem which is faced in a really wide range of various technical systems, from the maritime industry to power industry, purification of the water, paints, and even microelectronics. The organisms that attach themselves to the outer surfaces and then accumulate on them, form the so-called biolfilms that might potentially result in the interferences, and this is actually a natural process. Normally, people in the industry apply a medical paradigm when trying to get rid of this problem, and such approach implies killing the biofilms. However, this will inevitably lead to the excessive use of the biocides; in addition, note that the success of such strategy would be quite limited. And, moreover, this could lead to serious damage to the equipment and even the environmental pollution. That is why simply killing the fooling organisms cannot be considered a good strategy. This volume will present the most successful strategies of prevention of the adhesion, mitigation of the extent and effects caused by the biofouling, detection and removal of the fouling layers. The authors have elaborated the holistic approaches and took into consideration such important aspects as limitation of nutrients, replacement of the biocides with other methods etc.

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Marine Science Experiments
   When you are looking at the ocean standing on the deck of a vessel, it is a truly immense world. Though the ocean serves as a home to billions of various species, significant part of the marine life is actually hidden from our view and access. That is why the sea is deservedly considered the most unexplored area of the world. The marine environment, in turn, is a very captivating place peaking the curiosity. New discoveries have been revealed in the course of the extensive scientific researches conducted recently, and now we are aware of even more secrets. Marine science is a very multi-disciplinary area incorporating physics and chemistry, biology and geology, plus the environmental science. Proper understanding the ocean's ecology is also critically important due to the currently ongoing changes to the global climate. The ultimate goal of the present volume was to provide the readers with twenty original scientific experiments conveying the very basic principles of biological/physical sciences that are relating to the ocean. Each of them may be considered a proven teaching activity broadening the understanding of the nature of marine science and associated scientific facts. The volume will definitely be appropriate for all classes and can be used by all students.

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Estuarine Indicators

   Significant serious efforts have already been applied by the environmental research community towards the proper evaluation and further development of the meaningful estuarine indicators, and the main reason for that is the today's inability to properly and objectively determine today's trends and status among the associated estuarine eco-systems. So, in order to reach this important goal, all involved scientists and researchers will face the real necessity to combine their efforts in a broader range of relevant disciplines. The present volume provides all interested readers with the key technical concepts and basic principles of the indicators, together with the general info on theory use and practical application in all associated management/research practices. Based on the numerous reviews provided by the readers, the book may serve as an excellent reference source when used by students, scientists and researchers working in any field with estuarines and associated eco-systems involved. The content of this book is accessible even to the novices not only to the professionals. The volume may be definitely treated as a comprehensive and really multi-disciplinary resource covering all most important topics, for example theoretical basics, methods and protocols, future directions and potentials, examples of effective/ineffective indicators etc.​

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The Aral Sea Environment

   This volume written by A. Kostianoy and A. Kosarev has been mainly dedicated to the environment of the Aral Sea. This work is presenting quite detailed description and systemized knowledge that have been accumulated to date and related to the marine chemistry as well as physical oceanography and marine biology of the sea in question, and with particular attention paid by the authors to the monitoring of the state and various parameters of the nature of the Aral Sea together with all its surroundings, by means of the satellite techniques. It belongs to the popular "environmental chemistry" series. The authors have also tried to highlight the key reasons for the environmental crisis that is currently progressing in the subject area, and all associated socio-economic problems. The material contained in the book bases on the valuable observation data obtained by the authors in the course of several shore and sea expeditions, on the data collected from the archives of state institutes, and from the relevant scientific literature, supplemented with the results of numerous international and Russian national researches and projects conducted during the past decades. This publication will be mainly addressed to the pro's of marine biology and chemistry, plus physical oceanography and other relevant fields.

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Chronobiology of Marine Organisms

   Today, the role of the chronobiology is in proper understanding of the time base of both marine animals and plants, along with their behavior, physiology and ecology, is being deservedly recognized and this recognition is constantly increasing. It shall be noted, however, that the major portion of all efforts that have been made by the scientists so far was focusing on the seasonal/daily rhythmicity that is commonly associated with the solar periodicity. In his publication the author, Ernest Naylor, who is the expert in his field, has made a brilliant attempt to describe how exactly the marine organisms ranging from the single cells and up to the vertebrates, and living in estuaries, as well as in the open-ocean and on the sea shores, evolved the bio-clockwork together with the mechanisms of synchronization controlling their rhythmic processes and also their navigational behavior. The author has also applied a hypo-testing and experimental approach and, as a result, this volume could be used by the any-level students of marine science, marine biology and ecology, oceanography, behavior of the animals and all other biological sciences; it will also be very useful when used as an into for researchers, such as the biologists, biochemists and physiologists, making their first steps in chronobiology.

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Essentials of oceanography

   One of the main aims of the author in writing this relatively compact textbook was mainly to produce a good and understandable text that would be enhancing the natural enthusiasm of the students for the ocean. It was actually students' request for a readable, engaging, and thorough text that initiated the project a long time ago. Through the nearly thirty years the author has been writing textbooks, and his enthusiasm for oceanic knowledge has increased, forcing his reviewers and editors to weed out an excessive number of exclamations. However, the enthusiasm does shine through... This clear and current book is considered one of the most popular and also deservedly recognized all around the world. This revision of the publication is including the updated info related to the problem of global warming, and the text of the book is supplemented with numerous informative illustrations. Increased emphasis has been made by the author on the inter-disciplinary idea of the marine science. The author is bringing the focus to the excitement to the quite complex nature of the world ocean; in addition, he also addresses the interaction of the ocean with other systems. Definitely, this is one of the most important and must-have titles on the bookshelf of literally any oceanography and marine science student, professional or enthusiast.

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Deep Marine Mineral Resources

   Today, existing risks of possible serious shortages for some critically important metals and serious uncertainty about the known/expected reserves of other metals, that are located on the land, are justifying the searches for the diversification of the sources of supply and to the investigation of their potential. The existing resources of minerals that are situated in the deep sea have already attracted rapt attention of the industry; note that the interest to the those resources is constantly increasing in line with the discoveries of different forms of ores. The study contained in this volume is mainly intended to take stock of the professional experience as well as the relevant technical knowledge, directly related to the mineralizations together with the associated metals and technologies available to explore and exploit them; moreover, the biological diversity and all possible impacts on the environment plus the partnerships vital for Europe and France, possessing the areas of mineral resources in the seafloors of three oceans, have been dealt with. The info selected for the inclusion into the volume will be equally useful and practical for all people involved in making key decisions in preparing and implementing the strategies, various development programs and relevant researches, and commercial utilizations for subject resources...

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Nitrogen in the marine environment

   This volume presented by Edward Carpenter and Douglas Capone is the result of their remarkable efforts in preparing the publication that would provide the industry with a single volume containing virtually all necessary technical info relating to the numerous aspects of the nitrogen cycle. This publication is intended to present the results of the very latest technological advances and relevant researches conducted in the field of the ocean productivity, with particular emphasis being placed on the key role that the microbes play in the transformations of nitrogen, with excursion to the higher levels. The main content of this volume is arranged in twenty-four chapters, starting with a brief general overview of both distribution and abundance of different nitrogen forms in various estuaries. This part of the publication provides readers with a thorough comparison of the cycling of nitrogen of various ecological systems within marine environment. The chemical distribution has been discussed there in the other chapter together with the methodology. The book also covers the enzymology  of the starting steps of assimilation of the inorganic nitrogen. The closing chapter is mainly focusing on the application and philosophy of modeling treated as one of the investigative research methods in both open-ocean - and coastal environments...

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White Sea - Its Marine Environment and Ecosystem Dynamics Influenced by Global Changes

   Subject work has been released to address all existing contemporary problems of the White Sea together with its basin, and the main focus has been made on the interaction between the marine and social-economic environments. Different technologies are commonly applied to the investigation of the global and regional changes, remote sensing plus various field observations, and methods of numerical modelling plus GIS, standing for the "Geographic Information Systems". The present volume presents a first attempt of application of the multi-disciplinary quantitative approach to the assessment of various changes that are occurring today as well as of the anticipated changes. The results of numerous relevant researches have been included in this volume. When trying to achieve all goals declared by the authors of this volume, the decision was made to co-author it by a huge team of recognized industry experts. The main content of this book has been arranged in ten major thematic chapters addressing the geography of the area in question, its watershed hydrology, anthropogenic impact, climate and oceanographic regime, profile of the aquatic eco-system, satellite oceanography, economical issues, GIS, water quality assessment, and numerical simulations.

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Who Greens the Waves

   The main content of this volume prepared by Judith van Leeuwen, is presenting a culmination of a very interesting and important research project performed by the author, whose intention was to thoroughly explore the idea of the environmental governance of the maritime/offshore industry, looking from the historical perspective. The book opens with some introductory information, including the general info on the marine environment, governance, research questions etc. The following chapter of has been mainly dedicated to the changing spheres of authority in the environmental governance, while the third chapter is dealing with the research methodology while the fourth and fifth chapters address changing authority in the maritime/offshore field. The other chapter is focusing on the comparison conducted of the environmental governance of the offshore vs shipping industries. The closing chapter of the volume contains the conclusions and reflection. The main portion of the document has been supplemented with the references and several appendices, summary, info on the conceptual framework, various established methods of research plus associated questions. The environment protection is quite a new field of research and study, and that is the basic reason why there are no too many sources of info available on the subject matters. This, in turn, is what makes the present volume so valuable to all interested persons.

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   Today, marine ecosystems shall definitely be considered quite a wide topic that includes so many different processes, geographical peculiarities and different groups of various bio-organisms. The present publication is a sort of collection of topics that in fact are not directly related to the matters stated above but rather telling the readers about the research that has been already conducted by groups of professional scientists that have been working all around the world; the only common element is the search for the excellence of the authors. This book contains eleven chapters, with the opening chapter covering the threats that are there to the ultraoligoscopic systems. This chapter is followed by the one describing the process of modelling the dynamics of the pelagic ecosystem in north-west Mediterranean area. The remaining chapters of this book address the meiofauna as an instrument to be used for the bio-monitoring of the marine system, ecophysiology and evolution of the labytinthulomycetes, limiting the impact of bottom trawling, hydrocarbon contamination, chemical interactions, marine spatial planning, proper mapping of the seabed, plus some other really important issues. A good and useful publication aimed at all people having the real interest in marine ecosystems, taking into account the amount of the material as well as the way of presenting.​

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marine physics
   The technology and science of today equips us with increasingly complex methods of studying the ocean. The intention of the person who wrote this book was to introduce readers to the contemporary problems of marine physics and to explain all mechanisms of the fundamental physical processes happening in the sea together with their inter-relationships. The purpose was to enable the readers to embark on a further study of marine physics.  The author has made an attempt to produce a proper synthesis of the results obtained in the course of the latest researches in the field of marine physics, while maintaining the manageable size of the publication. The text part of the volume has been limited to a discussion of the physical properties of the seawater, thermodynamical processes that occur in the sea, as well as the transfer of sound waves and sun light in the sea, mass exchanges, air-sea interaction and other critically important matters. All classic problems have been covered within this book, such as sea waves, currents and tides; however, if you want to get the detailed information on these, you would better refer to the numerous relevant textbooks that are available. The volume will definitely be of service to a broad range of interested readers...

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Questions about the Oceans
   This popular publication has already been widely recognized by all lovers of ocean and all people interested in marine environment, it was published by the NGDC, i.e. National Geographic Data Center. The questions that have been selected for this book are quite typical and popular. One of the purposes of this volume is to supply the correct answers to the commonly asked questions on marine science and oceanography. It present factual materials to be used by younger people at literally all grades with the intention to stimulate their imagination and further interest to the subject, provoking the further study. Another goal of the authors was to provide the teachers with the suitable intro to selected marine science subjects. Each of the questions and corresponding answers is followed by specific references containing some additional info on that topic. Of course, it should be understood that the answers presented in the volume might not cover some very subtle details and relevant complexities, taking into account that the authors have tried to limit the answers with 350 words to keep the book reasonably sized. Particular attention has been paid by them to presenting the answers in a very understandable manner so that the students of secondary schools could use it easily. As a result, considerable part of the book can even be used by junior readers.

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Oceanography - An Invitation to Marine Science

   Today, the world ocean affects the lives of all people, and the author of the present volume, Tom Garrison, has made an excellent attempt to show all readers how exactly it does. He is taking readers on a very interesting exploration of the ocean, covering all important areas such as global warming and changing coastlines, zoo-plankton and plastics problem which is growing quite dangerously. The Hurricane Katrina together with earthquake in the Indian Ocean have also been addressed. This book will be very useful for people willing to gain a good and thorough understanding of the ocean wonders and get the correct answers to the specific questions surrounding it with the remarkably fascinating text presented in the publication. The material included by the author brings the basics and goes a bit further and has been accompanied by numerous informative illustrations and images making it so easy to understand. We would for sure say that it will be equally ideal for people first introduced to the science of oceanography and to ones trying to evolve their knowledge. The boon incorporates many basic elements of geology and meteorology making a great and useful addition to the library of any person with the interest in marine science and oceanography.

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maritime archaeology
   In the present technical handbook on marine handbook the author, Jeremy Green, provides a good and systematic technical overview of the marine archaeology, offering readers a detailed description of this rapidly growing field of marine science. This second edition of the handbook includes wealth of newly added information related to the utilization of the computers together with GPS, newly established methods of data recording and documenting. The author of the title is treating the underwater archaeology as a completely separate discipline, demonstrating how the professionals, government officials and scientists usually interact and how the today's market for the artefacts creates various opportunities for these professional groups. The text of the publication is perfectly illustrated with numerous informative images; and the approach that has been chosen by the author is very comprehensive. The volume provides readers with a basic information on underwater environments, land structures under the water, and conditions that are created by the sea by the changes in it's level. This book has been primarily intended to serve as a guide and source of reference info for all people who are working in the field of maritime archaeology. The original concentration on important technical matters is maintained by the author, since this volume is a technical handbook.​

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methods of seawater analysis
   Since the very time when the initial release of the present publication was first introduced, i.e. around forty years back, it has already found a worldwide acceptance as a very reliable and remarkably detailed source of relevant technical information. And this second release of the volume, significantly revised and extended to include some of the additional info and keep the book duly updated with the latest relevant technological advances. This release of the book is reflecting the rapid pace of both methodological and instrumental evolution that took place in the preceding decades. It shall be noted that this volume shall not be treated as an authors' attempt to cover all aspects of the analytical marine chemistry; is should rather be looked at a good and comprehensive attempt of the authors to describe in detail various methods they have already introduced and/or refined and that yielded reproducible enough results in day-to-day work. This publication may definitely be recommended to all researchers of marine science, taking in due consideration the all wealth of technical info that has provided by the authors as well as its topicality. The students of marine science would also find this volume quite useful when used as a reference source.

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Random seas and design of maritime structures   

   The present publication is dedicated to the random ways - the ways of this type are considered maybe the most critical constituent of the marine environment. The reason for that is that the random waves are making the process of designing the maritime and offshore structures significantly differ from the design of the structures that are located ashore. The author of the book, Yoshimi Goda, fully explores the theoretical concept of these waves as applicable to the design of the breakwaters and seawalls, as well as of the harbor structures for easier comprehension by the practical industry engineers. All theoretical aspects involved have also been discussed. The publication is deservedly treated as a Bible on this subject since it covers the theory of the design of the maritime structures in more details than many recognized standards do. The engineers will for sure find this volume very useful because it provides a good overview of all existing methods of description of the waves in question, with the particular attention being paid to the extreme waves. The objective of the author of this volume was twofold - to provide the engineers with the useful tool to deal with random seas, and to serve as a very practical design handbook for graduate students.

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Practical handbook of marine science

   All of the practicing professionals in marine science need the easily accessible and of course accurate information readily available at any time and duly updated. This third edition of the Handbook was prepared to provide the readers with the comprehensive and useful practical reference source that would contain all critically important information considered necessary to meet all practical needs of the researchers, marine scientists and in fact of any person directly involved in the process of management of the marine resources. The information in the handbook has been presented in a very reader-friendly manner applying the multi-sectional format - as a result, this volume offers it's readers the extensive, very informative and illustrative tabular reference material that covers literally all major areas of marine science. Among the key features of the handbook we would mention the current data tables, extensive references from the sources up to 2000, numerous data tables and illustrations, and completely revised and significantly updated text part reflecting the very latest technical knowledge. The author of this volume has made a good attempt to highlight the inter-disciplinary nature of the marine science and covered a really wide range of interesting topics.​

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breaking ocean waves
   The ocean surface has been attracted the attention of people from the very beginning of our history. The breaking of the very large oceanic waves has a really hypnotic effect on human beings who are observing this truly magnificent phenomenon. These natural processes have always been the popular themes in painting, literature, and mosaic, and very few people managed to remain indifferent to this greatness of nature. The publication is representing the comprehensive and understandable descriptions of various physical findings of the research done in the spatio-temporal characteristics of the waves gravity as well as of the foam activity in the open sea using the tools of microwave and optical sensing. The main emphasis has been placed by the author on the most important physical aspects of the breaking processes required to measure the limitations and possibilities of remote sensing instruments is some specific cases. The author has also provided numerous informative illustrations from the experiments for better understanding of this complex phenomena. It shall be noted that the statistical characteristics of the ocean wave breaking and foam that is forming, are considered critically important to the dynamics of the ocean waves. An excellent study and valuable work on one of the most interesting topics in the field of marine science.
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Marine Scientific Research - The Operation and Status of Research Vessels and Other Platforms in International Law

   Almost four decades have passed since the time when the 3rd UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, i.e. LOS Convention, was signed. It entered into force in 1994 and is dealing with public international aspects of the oceans' law. The eighth part of the subject Convention is dedicated to the marine scientific research and this is what is addressed in the present publication. This volume presents a thorough analysis examining the legal framework for the above mentioned research with a main focus made on research platforms. People conducting such research, i.e. oceanographers, usually face a quite complex set of provisions that govern their activities. As the treasures of the ocean waters have become discovered and known to the major players in coastal states, the international regulations concerning the sea uses have become much more tighter. As said above, in the book the third part has been analyzed ; in addition to that, the publication provides interested readers with a good overview of air and even space laws relevant to the research activities, and describes their relation to the LOS Convention. Some of the other international regulations have also been dealt with and their significance in the customary law context has been analyzed. The book is mainly aimed at a scientific and legal audience...

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Marine and Freshwater Toxins

   The present publication is dedicated toxins in the sea water and fresh water; it is intended to present the structure of the main toxins having the aquatic origin - the reader will find information relating to the distribution of subject toxins, producing various species and vectors, some of the important toxico-kinetic properties, regulatory management aspects etc. The main species of those associated with the injuries have also been addressed in this volume. Among the marine toxins that have been covered within this publication there are ciguatoxina, equinatoxins, brevetoxins and some others - note that all of them could be lethal. Nowadays, both sea- and fresh water environments are considered new frontiers of humanity; however, the continuing increase in economic and tourist activities is provoking some nasty encounters between people and aquatic animals. The swimmers, surfers, divers and fishermen are becoming main victims. Unfortunately, today it is still not possible to adequately identify, know and treat the envenomations that are commonly caused by the poisonous and venomous animals. Plus, it shall be underlined as necessary that we are still not fully aware of the huge potential of the pharmacologic effects their toxins may have. That is why it does make sense to go through the chapters of this volume to have better idea of this subject quite important any marine scientist.

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Extreme ocean waves

   The publication that is offered to our users today has been specifically prepared and released for the industry professionals who are working in the fields of applied maths, fluid mechanics, physical oceanography, geophysics and other related fields and also for the students learning subject disciplines. The authors have attempted to detail the significant progress that could easily be observed in the understanding of the most important physical mechanisms of the "rogue wave" phenomenon during last several years. To discuss subject phenomenon, the authors have used the fully non-linear hydrodynamic numerical models. Throughout this interesting publication, the readers will find combinations of theoretical and empirical treatment required for the proper and complete examination of the problem. we would say that this book shall definitely be considered as a valuable and very helpful contribution to the technical literature that is covering the wave theory as well as statistics, since it helps to fill in the existing serious gap in people's knowledge of unusual waves. The book will for sure present a great professional interest to both the engineers and scientists who are studying the physical oceanography as well as wave dynamics and other related aspects, or involved in the relevant scientific researches.

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The Red Sea - The formation, morphology, oceanography and environment of a young ocean basin

   This excellent title has been released to present a good overview of the knowledge relating specifically to the Red Sea, and covering everything from the geological formation of this sea and oceanographic development, straight to the influences on the environment and ecology. The team of authors of the volume have gathered the valuable contributions from the world popular and respected researchers interested in the geophysics , oceanography, geology and environment of the region; in the meantime the publication provides readers with the comprehensive and thoroughly updated data. The book will be very interesting to all researchers involved in the study of the Red Sea together with its surroundings, and to the professionals dealing with managing and planning of the sea, its resources and environment. The Red Sea is considered a truly unique area. The book starts with the introductory chapter providing some general information on the Red Sea, its structure, origin and environment. Then some historical background is given, depicting the geological evolution of the region. Numerous chapters of this book address lineaments in gravity data, seismicity, seismo-tectonic setting, salt flows and volcanic eruptions, sea-level changes, hydrothermal activity, heat balance, impacts of climate change, corals, and so many other valuable information.

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Methods for the Study of Marine Benthos

   This is the very latest third edition of the "Methods...". The initial edition of the title was released about thirty-five years ago and was revised in between in order to take account of the latest interest and scientific approaches. As a result, this edition of the publication is absolutely up-to-date; the authors are making his best to to provide readers with the information on such topics relating to the studies of marine benthos as the analysis and design methods used in benthic surveys, diving systems, macro- and meiofauna techniques, sediment analysis, characterization of the seabed, sampling of the deep-sea benthos, and measurements of the energy and flow matter etc. The book has the aims mostly similar to the ones that have been declared in the previous editions of the publication, and even retains more or less arrangement including topics covered. However, it should be noted that there are some serious changes to the content of the book - for example, the authors dropped the chapter dedicated to the vessel position fixing, and they also appropriately redistributed in several chapters the considerations of phytobethos that used to be contained in one chapter. There are some other changes made to this publication by the author

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