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Table Of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction to Zooplankton
Adaptations to Planktonic Life
Feeding
Locomotion
Vertical Migrations and Selective Tidal Transport
Defense
Adaptations of Planktonic Larvae
Factors Affecting Zooplankton Distribution
Plankton Distribution and Ocean Currents
Coastal Waters
Thermoclines and Coastal Stratification
Invisible Boundaries
Cross-Shelf Transport to Nearshore and Estuarine Areas
Tides and Tidal Currents
Coastal Embayments
Salinity and Estuarine Stratification
Benthic Habitats and Zooplankton Distribution
Estuarine and Coastal Planktonic Food Webs
Primary Productivity
Planktonic Food Webs
The "Classic" Phytoplankton ? Herbivore Food Web
The Microbial Loop
Food Web Dynamics
A Brief History of Zooplankton Research
Pioneers in Zooplankton Research
Collection Techniques: Old and New
Plankton Nets
Plankton Pumps, Traps, and New Technologies
Automated Plankton Samplers, Acoustic Technology, and Video Techniques
Zooplankton and Environmental Quality
Hypoxia
Harmful Algal Blooms
Invasive and Introduced Species
Climate Change
Suggested Readings
Identification and Biology of Common Zooplankton
How to Use This Book to Identify Zooplankton
Quick Picks
Phytoplankton
Protozooplankton
Cnidarians: Anemones, Jellyfishes, and Related Metazoans
Hydrozoans
Scyphozoans and Cubozoans
Ctenophores: Comb Jellies and Sea Walnuts
Rotifers
Cirripedes: Barnacle Larvae
Cladocerans and Ostracods
Copepods
Mysids: Opossum Shrimps
Amphipods, Isopods, Tanaidaceans, and Cumaceans
Decapods: Shrimps, Crabs, and Related Crustaceans
Stomatopods: Mantis Shrimps
Sea Spiders, Mites, and Insects
Annelids: Segmented Worms and Nematodes
Molluscs: Gastropods, Bivalves, and Cephalopods
Chaetognaths: Arrow Worms
Echinoderm Larvae: Starfishes and Sea Urchins
Less Common Ciliated Invertebrate Larvae
Lower Chordates: Larvaceans, Sea Squirts, Salps, Doliolids, and Lancelets
Fish Larvae
Appendixes
1. Collecting Zooplankton
2. Observing Zooplankton
3. Observing Zooplankton
4. Sample Processing and Data Analysis
5. Regional Zooplankton Surveys
Glossary
Literature Cited
Index