Castro, Marine Science © 2016

Adapted from the highly successful and respected Marine Biology text by Peter Castro Ph.D. and Michael Huber Ph.D., Marine Science ©2016 broadens its coverage with the addition of three new oceanography chapters to help students better understand the oceans' physical aspects.

About the Program

This expanded content coupled with a stunning new design, learning system, updated features, data analysis labs, NEW lab manual, and comprehensive digital package make Marine Science the ideal fit for a high school marine science course.

This edition offers:

  • Connect® with SmartBook® adaptive reading experience and Inquiry Activities
  • Chapter Banks correlated to the Ocean Literacy Standards
  • NEW Marine Science Lab Manual with 34 labs that do not require ocean access and are ideal for any classroom
  • A robust Teacher's Manual with a detailed pacing guide, chapter summaries, Key Question & Vocabulary Activities, and Chapter Projects
  • A downloadable eBook available through ConnectED

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Dive in to Marine Science


  • CHAPTER 1 Principles of Marine Science
  • CHAPTER 2 Plate Tectonics and the Structure of Ocean Basins
  • CHAPTER 3 Ocean Chemistry and Structure
  • CHAPTER 4 Waves and Tides
  • CHAPTER 5 Ocean and Atmospheric Circulation


  • CHAPTER 6 Fundamentals of Biology
  • CHAPTER 7 The Microbial World
  • CHAPTER 8 Multicellular Primary Producers: Seaweeds and Plants
  • CHAPTER 9 Marine Animals Without a Backbone
  • CHAPTER 10 Marine Fishes
  • CHAPTER 11 Marine Reptiles, Birds, and Mammals


  • CHAPTER 12 An Introduction to Marine Ecology
  • CHAPTER 13 Between the Tides
  • CHAPTER 14 Estuaries: Where Rivers Meet the Sea
  • CHAPTER 15 Life on the Continental Shelf
  • CHAPTER 16 Coral Reefs
  • CHAPTER 17 Life Near the Surface
  • CHAPTER 18 The Ocean Depths


  • CHAPTER 19 Resources from the Sea
  • CHAPTER 20 The Impact of Humans on the Marine Environment

Peter Castro, Ph.D.
Peter Castro realized that he had to become a marine biologist during a high school field trip to the coral reefs in his native Puerto Rico. He obtained a B.S. in biology from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, but left the warm Caribbean for warm Hawai´i to obtain a Ph.D. in marine zoology from the University of Hawai´i, Manoa. His first experience with cold water was a year of post-doctoral research at Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University in Monterey Bay, California. He is currently Professor Emeritus at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He also holds a B.A. in history and art history from his home institution, something that took him 18 years to accomplish as a part-time student. He is fluent in five languages and taught marine biology (in English and Spanish) as a Fulbright Scholar at Odessa State University in the former Soviet Union. His research specialty is the biology of crustaceans symbiotic with reef corals and other invertebrates, research that has taken him anywhere where the water is warm enough to dive. He has also been doing research for almost the last two decades on the systematics of deep-water crabs, mostly, of all places, in Paris, France. His research also has taken him in the last couple of years to Singapore, Germany, and Brazil. Dr. Castro has so far published 58 peer-reviewed papers on his research. He is currently editor-in-chief of the Journal of Crustacean Biology, associate editor for Zootaxa, and editor for the volume on brachyuran crabs for the Treatise on Zoology.

Michael Huber, Ph.D.
Michael became fascinated by aquatic organisms when he caught his first trout on an Alaskan lake at age two. His interest in marine biology grew, and he went on to obtain B.S. degrees in zoology and oceanography from the University of Washington in Seattle. He received his doctorate from Scripps Institution of Oceanography for research on a group of symbiotic coral crabs. He remained at Scripps as a research biologist, working on such diverse research topics as the genetics and cell biology of unicellular algae and bioluminescence in midwater organisms. In 1988 he moved to the Biology Department at the University of Papua New Guinea, where he had the opportunity to work on some of the world’s most spectacular coral reefs and was Head of the University’s Motupore Island Research Station. He also became increasingly involved in marine environmental science. This interest continued to grow when he left Papua New Guinea in 1994 to become the Scientific Director of James Cook University’s Orpheus Island Research Station on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. In 1998 he became a full-time environmental advisor, providing scientific information and advice on marine environmental issues and the development of conservation programs to international agencies, governments, and private industry. Dr. Huber is a Member Emeritus of GESAMP, an international scientific body that advises the United Nations system on marine environmental issues.

Mike lives in Brisbane, Australia, with his wife and two children. His hobbies are fishing, diving, swimming, jazz and rock music, reading, and gardening.