Coral Sea Reef Guide

Great Barrier Reef, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia
Author: Bob Halstead
Publisher: Sea Challengers Natural History
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 321
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A Guide to the Coral Reefs of the Caribbean


Author: Mark Spalding,Gillian Bunting
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520244054
Category: Nature
Page: 256
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Inspired by the Caribbean section from The World Atlas of Coral Reefs, and augmented with detailed maps and colorful illustrations, this guidebook informs divers and travelers about the natural history of coral reefs and major diving sites throughout the Caribbean region. It's both a natural history guide and a travel guide.

Reef Life

A Guide to Tropical Marine Life
Author: Brandon Cole,Scott W. Michael
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
ISBN: 9781770851900
Category: Nature
Page: 616
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Discusses what coral reefs are, what makes them unique, where they are found, what plants and animals make up their food webs, and what impact humans have on these fragile ecosystems.

Angelfishes & Butterflyfishes

Plus Ten More Aquarium Fish Families with Expert Captive Care Advice for the Marine Aquarist
Author: Scott W. Michael
Publisher: Microcosm Limited
ISBN: N.A
Category: Pets
Page: 344
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This book continues the highly acclaimed Reef Fishes series with the two most admired families in the coral fish realm, Angelfishes and Butterflyfishes, as well as Remoras, Jacks, Sweepers and several others. It includes up-to-date coverage of popular and rare species, with world class photographyand the very latest captive care advice- an absolutely essential reference for all marine fishkeepers and aquarium professionals.

Marine Ecoregions of North America


Author: Tara A. C. Wilkinson,Ed Wiken,Juan Bezaury Creel,Thomas F. Hourigan,Tundi Agardy,Commission for Environmental Cooperation (Montréal, Québec)
Publisher: Instituto Nacional de Ecología
ISBN: 2923358414
Category: Nature
Page: 177
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Describes and maps the North American oceanic and coastal waters, classifying them into 24 marine ecoregions, according to oceanographic features and geographically distinct assemblages of species. Descriptive profiles of the ecoregions describe their key features, in terms of physical, oceanographic, and biological characteristics, as well as human impacts. The book is intended to provide a framework for collecting and organizing information on these regions, and to encourage a sense of joint responsibility and a collaborative strategic approach to dealing with the challenges of conserving the regions' shared oceans.

World Atlas of Marine Fishes

4,200 Marine Fishes from Around the World with More Than 6,000 Photographs
Author: Rudie Rudie Herman Kuiter,Helmut Debelius
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fishes
Page: 720
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With more than 6000 photographs of marine fishes this book sets a new benchmark for their identification. It provides the greatest possible coverage and is aimed primarily to assist people interested in marine fishes and their scientific names or classification. Presented here are the fishes one is likely to see when diving or snorkeling in the sea, as well as those that are traded in the aquarium industry. This World Atlas includes both tropical and temperate fishes. Depending on the size and popularity of the groups or families, introductions to these provide general information, distribution and habitat, number of species, interesting facts on behavior and aquarium suitability. In the case of very large families like wrasses, damsels or gobies, separate introductions may be dedicated to each distinctive group or subfamily. The greatest possible number of photographs is used on a page, but in sizes that clearly identify the fish. Variable species may be illustrated with more than one picture. In all, included are some 4,200 species. This is an invaluable reference book for the great variety of marine fishes found in the world's seas. As such it addresses all fish enthusiasts - divers, snorkelers, fish watchers, fisherman, reef surveyors, aquarists, ichthyologists and bio-geographers.

Fossil Parasites


Author: Tim Littlewood,Kenneth De Baets
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128040270
Category: Science
Page: 458
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Fossil Parasites, the latest edition in the Advances in Parasitology series established in 1963, contains comprehensive and up-to-date reviews on all areas of interest in contemporary parasitology, including medical studies of parasites of major influence, such as plasmodium falciparum and trypanosomes. The series also contains reviews of more traditional areas, such as zoology, taxonomy, and life history, which help to shape current thinking and applications. Parasitism is a dominant life history strategy and we know it has existed for millions of years. Detecting parasitism in the fossil record is problematic because we rarely see direct evidence and usually must rely on indirect evidence to infer its existence. This unique volume takes a broad and systematic view of direct and indirect evidence for parasitism in the fossil record. Expert contributors providing timely reviews of different aspects of palaeoparasitology Comprehensive treatments of taxonomic groups never before summarized Comprehensive coverage of important historical and recent advances in the field New avenues for research are explored and suggested

The Illustrated World Encyclopedia of Marine Fishes and Sea Creatures

A Natural History and Identification Guide to the Animal Life of the Deep Oceans, Open Seas, Reefs, Shallow Waters, Saltwater Estuaries, and Shorelines of the World
Author: Amy-Jane Beer,Derek Hall
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780754817253
Category: Nature
Page: 256
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Pairs lavish illustrations with concise profiles of the major marine groups as well as their life cycles, habitats, and evolutions, in a directory that includes coverage of some 600 species and features complementary maps. Original.

Coral Reef Guide

Red Sea to Gulf of Aden, South Oman
Author: Ewald Lieske,Robert F. Myers,Klaus E. Fiedler
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007159864
Category: Nature
Page: 384
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Visited by more than a quarter of a million divers each year, the Red Sea is home to many of the world’s most popular dive sites. With no coral bleaching and little pollution, there is both abundant coral growth and fantastic underwater visibility. This beautifully photographed guide covers all the species of underwater life in the Red Sea region that you are likely to encounter while diving or snorkeling. It includes descriptions and photos of more than 1,200 species—fishes, turtles, whales, dolphins, invertebrates and corals, nudibranchs and marine plants—with information on range, behavior, and habitat, a quick-find map of good dive sites, and hundreds of clear color photos taken in natural surroundings.

A Field Guide to Coastal Fishes

From Maine to Texas
Author: Valerie A. Kells,Kent Carpenter
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801898382
Category: Nature
Page: 448
View: 1965

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Features a guide for over a thousand fish species that live along the American shores of the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, with each fish's description including its biology, habitat, distribution, and size.

Coral Reefs of the Eastern Tropical Pacific

Persistence and Loss in a Dynamic Environment
Author: Peter W. Glynn,Derek P. Manzello,Ian C. Enochs
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9401774994
Category: Science
Page: 657
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This book documents and examines the state of health of coral reefs in the eastern tropical Pacific region. It touches on the occurrence of coral reefs in the waters of surrounding countries, and it explores their biogeography, biodiversity and condition relative to the El Niño southern oscillation and human impacts. Additionally contained within is a field that presents information on many of the species presented in the preceding chapters.

The Amazing Animal Atlas


Author: Nick Crumpton
Publisher: Nobrow Press
ISBN: 9781909263116
Category: JUVENILE NONFICTION
Page: 52
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Open up this super-sized atlas and prepare to be immersed in the beauty of our natural world!

Coastal Fishes of Southern Africa


Author: Phillip C. Heemstra,Elaine Heemstra
Publisher: NISC (PTY) LTD
ISBN: 9781920033019
Category: Marine fishes
Page: 488
View: 1885

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This up-to-date guide to over 400 species of the fascinating fishes along the coast of southern Africa and features over 600 original paintings showing changes with growth and sexual differences in colour of many of the fishes. The species accounts include useful descriptions and other information enabling easy identification and comparison of similar species. The book is intended to assist in learning more about the biology and ecology of southern African marine fishes. A perfect companion to exploring the rich diversity of southern African shores. was co-editor (with Margaret Smith) of the comprehensive Smiths' Sea Fishes. As Phil and Elaine are scientific divers, they have done several fish survey expeditions together and work as an effective team in the field as well as in the laboratory.