What is marine biology and why is it important? The Eleventh Edition of Introduction to the Biology of Marine Life answers these questions and inspires students to appreciate marine life and ocean ecosystems. Assuming no prior knowledge of marine biology, this entertaining text covers the essentials to a foundational understanding of marine organisms and their environments. The conversational writing style, latest research, and engaging features are designed to intrigue students, while the new Case Studies encourage them to apply their knowledge to current and real-life situations. Introduction to the Biology of Marine Life is the clear choice for students diving into this exciting science.