Edible Sea Urchins Biology and Ecology

Edible Sea Urchins  Biology and Ecology
Author: John M. Lawrence
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2001-05-21
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780080530703

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Sea urchins are a major component of marine environments found throughout the world's oceans. A major model for research in developmental biology, they are also of major economic importance in many regions and interest in their management and aquaculture has increased greatly in recent years. This book provides a synthesis of biological and ecological characteristics of sea urchins that are of basic scientific interest and also essential for effective fisheries management and aquaculture. General chapters consider characteristics of sea urchins as a whole. In addition, specific chapters are devoted to the ecology of 17 species that are of major commercial interest and ecological importance. Features include: • A synthesis of what is known about the basic biological characteristics of the sea urchin, useful for the direction of future research. • Case histories of 17 species that illustrate their ecological role in a variety of environments. • With the catastrophic decline in fisheries resulting primarily from over-fishing, it is essential that the populations be managed effectively and that aquaculture be developed. This book provides knowledge of the biology and ecology of the commercially important sea urchins that will contribute to these goals. • The only book available in present literature devoted to sea urchins. With this new title experts provide a broad synthetic treatment and in depth analysis of the biology and ecology of sea urchins from around the world, designed to provide an understanding of the group and the basis for fisheries management and aquaculture.

Development of Sea Urchins Ascidians and Other Invertebrate Deuterostomes Experimental Approaches

Development of Sea Urchins  Ascidians  and Other Invertebrate Deuterostomes  Experimental Approaches
Author: Charles A. Ettensohn,Gregory Wray,Gary M. Wessel
Publsiher: Gulf Professional Publishing
Total Pages: 883
Release: 2004-11-05
Genre: Science
ISBN: 0124802796

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This book provides a practical guide to experimental methods for studying the development of invertebrate deuterostomes, such as sea urchins, ascidians, hemichordates, and amphioxus. These model organisms are of contemporary and historical importance to the study of developmental biology, particularly genomic research. The chapters provide detailed experimental protocols that cover a broad range of topics in modern experimental methods. Topics covered range from rearing embryos to the care of adult animals, while also presenting the basic experimental methods including light and electron microscopy, used to study gene expression, transgenics, reverse genetics, and genomic approaches. * Covers a wide range of methods, from classical embryology through modern genomics * Discusses animals related to vertebrates, providing a valuable evolutionary perspective * Includes a practical guide to the use of sea urchins in the teaching laboratory

Brittle Stars Sea Urchins and Feather Stars of British Columbia Southeast Alaska and Puget Sound

Brittle Stars  Sea Urchins and Feather Stars of British Columbia  Southeast Alaska and Puget Sound
Author: Philip Lambert,William Carey Austin
Publsiher: Royal British Columbia Museum
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2007
Genre: Nature
ISBN: UCSD:31822034751446

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The authors describe 24 species of brittle stars, 8 sea urchins and 2 feather stars inhabiting the coastal waters of BC, the Alaska Panhandle and Puget Sound. All species described live in the shallow waters to a depth of 200 metres; but the authors include species lists of all known species in the region, even those in deeper water. They discuss anatomical features, behaviour, reproduction, feeding, parasites and predators for each group. The species descriptions provide all the details to satisfy the professional biologist, yet the authors' easy-going style makes this book suitable for anyone interested in coastal marine life. Each account contains descriptive and comparative biology, with illustrations and photographs, as well as more details on the life and habits of the animal. A section of colour photographs helps with identification.

Sea Urchins

Sea Urchins
Author: Tori Miller
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2009-01-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 9781435827561

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Introduces sea urchins, discussing their physical characteristics, habitat, feeding behavior, predators, and reproduction.

Edible Sea Urchins Biology and Ecology

Edible Sea Urchins  Biology and Ecology
Author: John M. Lawrence
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2006-12-07
Genre: Science
ISBN: 0080465587

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Sea urchins are a major component of the world ocean. They are important ecologically and often greatly affect marine communities. They have an excellent fossil record and consequently are of interest to paleontologists. Research has increased in recent years stimulated first by a recognition of their ecological importance and then because of their economic importance. Scientists around the world are actively investigating their potential for aquaculture. This book is designed to provide a broad understanding of the biology and ecology of sea urchins. Synthetic chapters consider biology of sea urchins as a whole to give a broad view. The topics of these chapters include reproduction, metabolism, endocrinology, larval ecology, growth, digestion, carotenoids, disease and nutrition. Subsequent chapters consider the ecology of individual species that are of major importance ecologically and economically. These include species from Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Europe, North America, South America and Africa. * First comprehensive book devoted to the biology and ecology of sea urchins * NEW chapter on Nutrition of Sea Urchins and Ecology of Diadema * Brand NEW illustrations * Hot NEW topic: Immunology of the Sea Urchin * Chapters written by internationally recognized experts * Each chapter revised and updated from the first edition * Biological chapters include reproduction, endocrinology, carotenoids and disease * Ecological chapters include species of major economic interest for fisheries and aquaculture

Sea Urchins and Sand Pigs

Sea Urchins and Sand Pigs
Author: Cornelia Funke
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2014
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 178112390X

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With treasure trails, dune pigs and the occasional visiting mermaid, there's never a dull moment in Sandy Cove, as a gang of children find out when they visit the holiday village one hot summer.

Sea Urchins

Sea Urchins
Author: William Wymark Jacobs
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 262
Release: 1898
Genre: English fiction
ISBN: UCAL:B4670375

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Sea Urchins

Sea Urchins
Author: Martha E. H. Rustad
Publsiher: Bellwether Media
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2012-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 9781612111568

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"Simple text and supportive images introduce beginning readers to Sea Urchins. Intended for students in kindergarten through third grade"--Provided by publisher.