Cold Ocean Physiology

Author: Hans-O. Pörtner
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521039681
Release Date: 2007-08-16
Genre: Science

Presents information about how animals have adapted to cope with life in freezing water.

Ice Diving Operations

Author: Walt Hendrick
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 0878148434
Release Date: 2003
Genre: History

This work is designed to fill the void in each education for one of the most technical kinds of diving. This text is written for both sport and public safety divers; the book meets the need of both markets to create a uniform set of procedures and guidelines to meet NFPA and OSHA standards. Contents: Introduction - Ice Diving: an Operation Personnel Certification Ice Courses and Training Equipment Tethering Cold Stress, Immersion Hypothermia, Drowning, and other Immersion Factors Cold Stress, Immersion Hypothermia, Drowning recognition, and First Aid Ice Diving Procedures Spring Pre-Planning for Safe Ice Diving Operations Recreational and Public Safety Diving Training Sites Communications Public Safety Diving Operations Contingency Planning for Underwater Emergencies Appendices.

The Physiology of Polar Fishes

Author: Anthony Peter Farrell
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: UCSD:31822029590254
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Science

Volume 22 of the Fish Physiology Series is entirely devoted to fishes of high latitudes (Arctic and Antarctic). Three central themes comprise the book: The uniqueness of the physiology of fishes that live in cold polar environments, a comparative analysis of physiological patterns exemplified by fishes that live poles apart and, how fishes differ from fishes living in more temperate and tropical habitats. This book highlights the physiological adaptations that evolved to allow certain fish to exploit the frigid, yet productive, Arctic and Antarctic Oceans. The reader will explore what is known, as well as what remains undiscovered, concerning the fish indigenous to both polar regions. This will be of great interest to physiologists, ichthyologists, and comparative biologists researching low temperature biology, fishery scientists, faculty, graduate students * Offers an comparative analysis of the arctic and antarctic polar marine environments * Authors answer the question: What is special about the physiology of fish from the stenothermal Arctic and Antarctic environments? * Includes nine descriptive chapters, 40 tables and over 80 figures

Environmental Physiology of Animals

Author: Pat Willmer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444309225
Release Date: 2009-03-12
Genre: Science

The new and updated edition of this accessible text provides a comprehensive overview of the comparative physiology of animals within an environmental context. Includes two brand new chapters on Nerves and Muscles and the Endocrine System. Discusses both comparative systems physiology and environmental physiology. Analyses and integrates problems and adaptations for each kind of environment: marine, seashore and estuary, freshwater, terrestrial and parasitic. Examines mechanisms and responses beyond physiology. Applies an evolutionary perspective to the analysis of environmental adaptation. Provides modern molecular biology insights into the mechanistic basis of adaptation, and takes the level of analysis beyond the cell to the membrane, enzyme and gene. Incorporates more varied material from a wide range of animal types, with less of a focus purely on terrestrial reptiles, birds and mammals and rather more about the spectacularly successful strategies of invertebrates. A companion site for this book with artwork for downloading is available at:

Swimming Physiology of Fish

Author: Arjan P. Palstra
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642310492
Release Date: 2012-08-30
Genre: Science

In light of mounting fishing pressures, increased aquaculture production and a growing concern for fish well-being, improved knowledge on the swimming physiology of fish and its application to fisheries science and aquaculture is needed. This book presents recent investigations into some of the most extreme examples of swimming migrations in salmons, eels and tunas, integrating knowledge on their performance in the laboratory with that in their natural environment. For the first time, the application of swimming in aquaculture is explored by assessing the potential impacts and beneficial effects. The modified nutritional requirements of “athletic” fish are reviewed as well as the effects of exercise on muscle composition and meat quality using state-of-the-art techniques in genomics and proteomics. The last chapters introduce zebrafish as a novel exercise model and present the latest technologies for studying fish swimming and aquaculture applications.