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A Guide To Southern Temperate Seagrasses

Author : Michelle Waycott
ISBN : 9781486300174
Genre : Science
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A Guide to Southern Temperate Seagrasses describes the exceptionally diverse seagrasses in the temperate parts of the southern hemisphere. This book introduces readers to the evolution, biology and ecology of the southern temperate seagrasses and presents a visual key to allow species identification using easily recognisable features. Detailed information is presented summarising the distinctive features of each species or 'complex', with brief notes about their taxonomy, reproduction and ecology. With information provided in a highly concise format, this book allows readers to rapidly identify a particular seagrass, as well as other species that it may easily be confused with, confirm that the species occurs in a certain area, and access general information on the biology and ecology of the species. It is a valuable resource for students, researchers, environmental consultants and both government and non-government agencies.
Category: Science

Seagrasses Of Australia

Author : Anthony W. D. Larkum
ISBN : 9783319713540
Genre : Science
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This book takes the place of “Biology of Seagrasses: A Treatise on the Biology of Seagrasses with Special Reference to the Australian Region”, co-edited by A.W.D. Larkum, A.J. MaCComb and S.A. Shepherd and published by Elsevier in 1989. The first book has been influential, but it is now 25 years since it was published and seagrass studies have progressed and developed considerably since then. The design of the current book follows in the steps of the first book. There are chapters on taxonomy, floral biology, biogeography and regional studies. The regional studies emphasize the importance of Australia having over half of the world’s 62 species, including some ten species published for Australia since the previous book. There are a number of chapters on ecology and biogeography; fish biology and fisheries and dugong biology are prominent chapters. Physiological aspects again play an important part, including new knowledge on the role of hydrogen sulphide in sediments and on photosynthetic processes. Climate change, pollution and environmental degradation this time gain an even more important part of the book. Decline of seagrasses around Australia are also discussed in detail in several chapters. Since the first book was published two new areas have received special attention: blue carbon and genomic studies. Seagrasses are now known to be a very important player in the formation of blue carbon, i.e. carbon that has a long turnover time in soils and sediments. Alongside salt marshes and mangroves, seagrasses are now recognized as playing a very important role in the formation of blue carbon. And because Australia has such an abundance and variety of seagrasses, their role in blue carbon production and turnover is of great importance. The first whole genomes of seagrasses are now available and Australia has played an important role here. It appears that seagrasses have several different suites of genes as compared with other (land) plants and even in comparison with freshwater hydrophytes. This difference is leading to important molecular biological studies where the new knowledge will be important to the understanding and conservation of seagrass ecosystems in Australia. Thus by reason of its natural abundance of diverse seagrasses and a sophisticated seagrass research community in Australia it is possible to produce a book which will be attractive to marine biologists, coastal scientists and conservationists from many countries around the world.
Category: Science

A Guide To And Checklist For The Decapoda Of Namibia South Africa And Mozambique Volume 1

Author : W. D. Emmerson
ISBN : 9781443861489
Genre : Social Science
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Decapods are a culmination of nearly 600 million years of Crustacean evolution, during which time they have radiated into a variety of superfamilies, families, genera and species which occupy a variety of niches from fresh mountain streams to the abysses of the oceans. This book will fill a gap in the current literature on southern African decapods. Since Barnard published his Descriptive Catalogue of South African Decapod Crustacea in 1950, there have been numerous additions and name changes. This publication updates the taxonomy, and includes ecological and fisheries information. In addition, Kensley’s (1981) distributional checklist for the region has been updated and includes large numbers of new species and records for the region, bringing the total number of decapod to over 1000 species. Although not exhaustive, 262 species are featured, some of which are beautiful, some have commercial or artisinal value, both for consumption and the aquarium, and some have important ecological functions, while others are rare or interesting. For each species there is a photograph, synonymies, common names, a description, ecological information and name derivation (etymology). All the decapod families found in South Africa are described, some new, along with chapters on decapod research history in southern Africa, commercial and artisinal food value of decapods, biodiversity and future research direction. The book is arranged systematically, as taxonomy is based on phylogeny, starting with the earliest forms and progressing to the most derived and advanced forms, and will serve to stimulate interest and future research into southern Africa’s rich decapod biodiversity, especially at a time when biodiversity itself is threatened by global warming, coral bleaching and habitat loss. It will appeal to people interested in Decapoda, including academics, scholars, students, fishermen, aquarists, aquaculturists, recreational snorkel and SCUBA divers, as well as those interested in conservation, biodiversity, management and governance.
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Beaches Of The New South Wales Coast

Author : Andrew D. Short
ISBN : 9781920898151
Genre : Beaches
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358 pages, 167 original figures, including 18 photographs; glossary, general index, beach index, surf index. This book provides the first description of all NSW ocean beaches. It is based on the results of the NSW section of the Australian Beach Safety and Management Program.It has two aims, first to provide the public with general information on the origin and nature of NSW beaches including the contribution of geology, oceanography, climate and biota to the beaches, together with information on beach hazards and beach safety.Second, to provide a description of each beach emphasising its physical characteristics including its name/s, location, access, facilities, dimensions and the character of the beach and surf zone. In particular it comments on the suitability of the beach for swimming, surfing and fishing, with special emphasis on the natural hazards.Based on the physical hazards all beaches are rated in terms of their public beach safety and scaled accordingly from 1 (safest) to 10 (least safe).This book will be revised in 2006.
Category: Beaches

Under Southern Seas

Author : Neil Andrew
ISBN : 0868406570
Genre : Nature
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Most Australians live in the southern half of their vast continent and within striking distance of the coast. While great recreational and commercial use is made of the reefs that fringe this enormous coastline, our understanding of the reefs is only fragmentary. In this full colour guide to our reefs, leading marine biologists look at our current understanding of the ecology of subtidal reefs and their fisheries.
Category: Nature

Swainston S Fishes Of Australia The Complete Illustrated Guide

Author : Roger Swainston
ISBN : 9781761040542
Genre : Fishes
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A fascinating overview of the extraordinary diversity of Australia's marine and freshwater fishes, illustrated with Roger Swainston's breathtaking artwork Roger Swainston's breathtaking artwork provides a fascinating overview of the extraordinary diversity of Australia's marine and freshwater fishes. More than 1500 remarkable illustrations portray every family of fishes ever recorded from Australian waters. The names of all known species are listed alongside detailed information on the taxonomy and biology of each family.
Category: Fishes

A Photographic Guide To Sea Fishes Of Australia

Author : Rudie H. Kuiter
ISBN : UCSD:31822025898339
Genre : History
File Size : 43.11 MB
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Compact, easy-to-use format the ideal pocket-size travelling companion. Authoritative text describing key identification features. Full-colour photographs illustrating each of the 222 species. Thumbnail outlines of each family group enabling quick identification.
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ISBN : UCSD:31822009695388
Genre : Zoology
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Diving Australia

Author : Neville Coleman
ISBN : UCSD:31822032103491
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In this Periplus Action Guide, Neville Coleman guides you to Australia's best dive sites from the tropical waters of the world-famous Great Barrier Reef to the temperate southern seas of Tasmania. The perfect guide for those who are planning on a trip to the Olympics in 2000!
Category: Sports & Recreation

Marine Decapod Crustacea Of Southern Australia

Author : Gary CB Poore
ISBN : 9780643099258
Genre : Science
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This book is a comprehensive guide to the identification of 800 species of decapod and stomatopod crustaceans from southern Australian marine waters. It is liberally illustrated with more than 1000 line drawings giving good views of many species as well as diagnostic illustrations. Details for each species include the authority, year of description, sometimes a common name, diagnosis, size, geographical distribution, and ecological and depth distribution. The chapter on the Stomatopoda is by Shane Ahyong. Sections within each chapter are hierarchical, species within genera, within families (often with subfamilies as well). Identification is achieved through the use of dichotomous keys adapted from many originally published in the primary literature, or developed from scratch. Some keys are to all Australian taxa but most are to southern Australian taxa only. The information in this book derives from over 200 years of collecting in southern Australian environments, from the intertidal to the deep sea, and publications in numerous journals in several languages. More than 800 of these papers and books are cited. Winner of the 2005 Whitley Award for Systematics.
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Australian Fish Guide

Author : Francis Bernard Prokop
ISBN : 1865131075
Genre : Fishes
File Size : 84.60 MB
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Fully revised and updated guide with a new bait section and even more Australian fish species detailed! This book is an invaluable reference for any angler, freshwater or saltwater, wanting to identify their catch. It contains detailed descriptions and accurate illustrations of each fish, as well as diagrams of the best rigs to catch them.
Category: Fishes

A Wildlife Guide To Chile

Author : Sharon Chester
ISBN : 1400831504
Genre : Nature
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This is the first comprehensive English-language field guide to the wildlife of Chile and its territories--Chilean Antarctica, Easter Island, Juan Fernández, and San Félix y San Ambrosio. From bats to butterflies, lizards to llamas, and ferns to flamingos, A Wildlife Guide to Chile covers the country's common plants and animals. The color plates depict species in their natural environments with unmatched vividness and realism. The combination of detailed illustrations and engaging, succinct, and authoritative text make field identification quick, easy, and accurate. Maps, charts, and diagrams provide information about landforms, submarine topography, marine environment, climate, vegetation zones, and the best places to view wildlife. This is an essential guide to Chile's remarkable biodiversity. The only comprehensive English-language guide to Chile's common flora and fauna The first guide to cover Chile and its territories--Chilean Antarctica, Easter Island, Juan Fernández, and San Félix y San Ambrosio 120 full-color plates allow quick identification of more than 800 species Accompanying text describes species size, shape, color, habitat, and range Descriptions list size, distribution, and English, Spanish, and scientific names Information on the best spots to view wildlife, including major national parks Compact and lightweight--a perfect field guide
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