The Open Sea, Its Natural History

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THE OPEN SEA
Its Natural History: The World of Plankton

by ALISTER C. HARDY M.A., D.Sc., F.R.S.

FELLOW OF MERTON COLLEGE AND LINACRE PROFESSOR OF ZOOLOGY AND COMPARATIVE ANATOMY IN THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

WITH 142 WATERCOLOUR DRAWINGS BY THE AUTHOR 67 PHOTOGRAPHS IN BLACK AND WHITE BY DOUGLAS WILSON AND OTHERS AND 300 LINE DRAWINGS AND MAPS

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY BOSTON The Riverside Press Cambridge

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Plates in Colour vi
  • Contents vii
  • Editors' Preface ix
  • Preface xi
  • Chapter I - Introduction 1
  • Chapter 2 - The Movement of the Waters 13
  • Chapter 3 - Plants of the Plankton 36
  • Chapter 5 - Introducing the Zooplankton 67
  • Chapter 6 - Little Jelly-Fish and Lesser Forms of Life 84
  • Chapter 7 - Siphonophores and the Larger Jelly-Fish 110
  • Chapter 8 - More Animals of the Plankton -- but Not the Crustaceans 133
  • Chapter 9 - The Planktonic Crustacea 156
  • Chapter 10 178
  • Chapter 11 - The Puzzle of Vertical Migration 199
  • Chapter 12 - Life in the Depths 218
  • Chapter 14 - Squids, Cuttlefish and Kin 263
  • Chapter 15 - Plankton and the Fisheries 292
  • Bibliography 316
  • Glossary 325
  • Index 327
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