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Reef Creature Identification

Author : Paul Humann
ISBN : 1878348442
Genre : Nature
File Size : 35.81 MB
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"A comprehensive field guide for identifying 1600 marine invertebrates from the tropical Pacific, with more than 2000 photographs taken in their natural habitat ... includes Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, French Polynesia and beyond"--P. [4] of cover.
Category: Nature

Diving In Southeast Asia

Author : David Espinosa
ISBN : 9781462918393
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 26.53 MB
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Well–travelled divers all acknowledge that the best diving in the world is found in the warm waters of tropical Asia. No other region on earth presents such a rich variety of marine life, and none can boast as many different types of dive sites: tiny, isolated atolls, World War II wrecks draped in beautiful soft corals, shallow, bommie–filled fringing reefs and pinnacles, all swarming with fish and vibrant color. Diving in Southeast Asia is a comprehensive diving guide covering Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand. It presents in great detail the very best dive sites in the tropical western Pacific. Our seasoned diver–authors have an aggregate half–century of experience exploring these waters, and each site receives thorough coverage, including detailed maps, color photos, and a full description of access, conditions, and facilities. This Southeast Asia diving guide features: Practicalities: Detailed travel information for every budget, including accommodations, transportation, prices, seasons, and dive operators. Information: Local history, diving lore, site conditions, and more than 50 maps. Photography: More than 100 color photographs by top photographers.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Marine Conservation In Fiji

Author : Cornelius Tyson
ISBN : 9781532021510
Genre : Science
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In 2015 and 2016, the author participated in a community-based marine conservation project in Fiji sponsored by Global Vision International (GVI). He collected initial monitoring data on marine ecosystem species around the island of Caqalai. This data was used to assess existing conditions of the ecosystem and to help create conservation policies and educational strategies for the islanders of Caqalai. In addition, he spent a significant amount of time working with an organization on the island of Viti Levu that specializes in shark conservation. This book consists of three sections: (1) research methods for observing marine species, (2) marine species of Fiji, and (3) community-based marine conservation strategies. Each section includes a review of the literature on the subject and a summary of his experiences while in Fiji. The information presented includes explanations as to why each animal, from the smallest coral polyp to the largest bull shark, play an important role in maintaining the ecological balance of reef ecosystem. This book is intended to be used as a field guide for those interested in marine conservation in the South Pacific.
Category: Science

A Guide To And Checklist For The Decapoda Of Namibia South Africa And Mozambique Volume 3

Author : W. D. Emmerson
ISBN : 9781443896122
Genre : 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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Author : Günter Purschke
ISBN : 9783110291582
Genre : Science
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This book is the first in a series of 4 volumes in the Handbook of Zoology series about morphology, anatomy, reproduction, development, ecology, phylogeny and systematics of Annelida. This first volume covers members of the so-called basal radiation and the first part of Sedentaria. It is supplemented by chapters on the history of annelid research, their fossil record, and an introduction to the phylogeny of annelids and their position in the tree of life. In the latter chapter the history of their systematic is reviewed giving an almost complete picture of systematic-scientific progress especially in the past years which changed our view on annelid phylogeny dramatically. The most basal annelids, lately united as Palaeoannelida, represent two families of aberrant polychaetes formerly often suggested to be highly derived which now give us a fresh look on how the ancestral annelid may have looked like. These lack certain key characters such as nuchal organs and possess rather simple nervous systems which now likely represent primitive character states. In this basal radiation the first taxon of apparently unsegmented and achaetigerous animals is positioned, the Sipuncula. Most likely another group of platyhelminth-like and unsegmented and even chaeta-lees annelids, Lobatocerebridae falls into this basal radiation. The section of Sedentaria starts with Orbiniida, a taxon characterized by elongated, thread-like worms which do not have anterior appendages like palps and comprises several families representing members of the Meiofauna. These minute worms often inhabiting the interstitial spaces in marine sands are suggested to have evolved by progenesis. The second higher taxon is represented by Cirratuliformia comprising nine families of typical sedentary polychaetes each of which showing a remarkable variation of the annelid body plan. Members of this taxon usually exhibit many annelid characters but certain also lack the most typical prostomial appendages, the palps.
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Indo Pacific Coral Reef Field Guide

Author : Gerald R. Allen
ISBN : UCSD:31822025898545
Genre : Coral reef animals
File Size : 66.30 MB
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An excellent introduction to over 1800 marine plants, invertebrates, fishes, reptiles, birds and mammals of the Central and Western Pacific and Indian Ocean. A brief description of the members and their life history introduces each group of animals. The caption for each photograph has the common name, if there is one, scientific name and the maximum size. Highly recommended.
Category: Coral reef animals

Nudibranch Behavior

Author : David W. Behrens
ISBN : UCSD:31822035374701
Genre : Nature
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Nudibranchs are among the most beautiful creatures on the reef, with colours and shapes that dazzle and delight. Unlike fish that may disappear before our eyes in a flash, the showy nudibranch glides slowly along the substrate, allowing us the time to savour this extraordinary sight. With their shell-less unprotected, bodies how do they survive in seas filled with hungry mouths? How do these sightless creatures navigate the reefs to find food and mates? What and how do they eat? How do they reproduce? What special relationships have they developed with other reef inhabitants? These and many more questions are answered in this informative and lavishly illustrated book. You will never look at nudibranchs the same way again.
Category: Nature

Reef Fish Identification

Author : Paul Humann
ISBN : UCSD:31822031210552
Genre : Nature
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The diversity, quantity and vitality of fish life in the seas that bathe the Galapagos archipelago is every bit as dramatic as the exotic wildlife above! Completely updated with many new photos added. A much improved identification book for one of the world's natural underwater wonders. If you are even thinking of diving the Galapagos this beautiful, comprehensive fish identification guide is a must.
Category: Nature

Reef Coral Identification

Author : Paul Humann
ISBN : UOM:49015001415323
Genre : Coral reef animals
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Comprehensive photographic guide for the visual identification of corals, marine plants and marine life.
Category: Coral reef animals

Hawaiian Coral Reef Ecology

Author : David Gulko
ISBN : 1566472210
Genre : Nature
File Size : 33.39 MB
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Corals and coral reefs represent the most complex and diverse ecosystems on earth. This field guide identifies coral reef mammals, an in-depth exploration of the myriad of interrelationships, and a sysnthesis of the most recent theories and research surrounding coral reef ecology.
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ISBN : UCSD:31822009745407
Genre : Deep diving
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Category: Deep diving

Natural Reef Aquariums

Author : John H. Tullock
ISBN : UCSD:31822033837394
Genre : Pets
File Size : 70.14 MB
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One of the most biologically rich environments on Earth, the coral reef dazzles our senses with its colors, shapes, and species diversity. Recreating living reefs in miniature is a burgeoning avocation for serious home aquarium keepers, and John Tullock here offers a new, radically simple approach to producing beautiful captive microcosms. Using live rock and live coral sand as part of a natural filtration system, the home aquarist can now mimic habitats such as a Florida Keys Lagoon, a Caribbean Turtle Grass Flat, an Indo-Pacific Deep Cave, or a Red Sea Patch Reef. With more than 200 color photographs and illustrations, Natural Reef Aquariums provides inspiration for both beginning and expert marine reef hobbyists.
Category: Pets

Aquarium Fish Magazine

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ISBN : UCSD:31822009427444
Genre : Aquarium fishes
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Category: Aquarium fishes

Scuba Diving

Author : Susan Watrous
ISBN : PSU:000044541521
Genre : Caribbean Area
File Size : 29.64 MB
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This 224-page title plumbs the depths of the underwater world of scuba divers and snorkellers. Informative essays include details on marine life and conservation, planning and equipment needed, as well as a guide to 18 top diving destinations in North America and the Caribbean. A Travel Tips section offers carefully selected lodging, camping and dive operator information. The work is lavishly illustrated with more than 250 spectacular photographs as well as 17 specially commissioned maps.
Category: Caribbean Area

Dive Training

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ISBN : UCSD:31822009309691
Genre : Deep diving
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Coral Reef Newsletter

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105122111748
Genre : Coral reef biology
File Size : 62.31 MB
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Category: Coral reef biology

Ocean Realm

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ISBN : UCSD:31822009125618
Genre : Marine biology
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Category: Marine biology