Biology of Antarctic Fish presents the most recent findings on the
biology of fish in the unique environment of the Antarctic ocean.
At present the year-round temperature of the coastal waters is very
near -1,87 ° C, the equilibrium temperature of the ice-seawater
mixture. This extremely low temperature affects different levels of
organization of fish life: individuals, organ systems, cells,
organelles, membranes, and molecules. Exploring ecology, evolution,
and life history as well as physiology, biochemistry, and molecular
biology of Antarctic fish the book describes the mechanisms of cold
adaptation at all these levels. It provides material for discussion
also for fundamental questions in the field of adaptation to an
extreme environment and therefore is of particular interest not
only to specialized scientists, but also to those involved in basic
and evolutionary biology.