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.
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Author: Andrea Ferrari,Antonella Ferrari

Publisher: Nautilus Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Coral reef animals

Page: 478

View: 5001

A Diver's Guide to Reef Life is set to become the indispensable companion for reef divers wishing to identify, photograph or learn about the myriad of fascinating creatures who inhabit the world's tropical reefs and mangroves. The definitive and concise descriptions are drawn from the authors' first-hand experiences and are sub-divided under the headings of distribution, size, habitat and life habits. Each of the book's 1200 listings are also accompanied by stunningly clear and detailed photographs, further facilitating the identification of species. The main body of the book is also complemented by two full indexes, one cataloguing species' common names and another for their latin titles. In addition, the authors also impart advice on how to use underwater cameras to capture beautiful images such as those presented within. Whilst the guide is primarily focused on the tropics' many species of bony fish, this attention is not at the expense of the reptiles, crustaceans and cartilaginous fish who also inhabit these fascinating sub-aquatic ecosystems. A detailed introduction also considers reef formation, history and ecological requirements. Conveniently sized to fit in any travel bag and printed on heavy-weight gloss paper, A Diver's Guide to Reef Life is the practical, affordable and definitive guide that will answer every question the inquisitive diver may choose to ask of it.
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Author: Mark D. Spalding,Corinna Ravilious,Edward P. Green

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783768815871

Category:

Page: 423

View: 7921

Erster und einziger Weltatlas der Korallenriffe, der durch internationale Zusammenarbeit im Rahmen weltumspannender Forschungsarbeiten mithilfe modernster Techniken entstanden ist. Er enthält die neuesten und größtenteils auch neu erstellten Riffkarten sowie 85 von Astronauten aus dem All aufgenommene Rifffotografien. Dieses großformatige Buch bietet auf nahezu 300 Seiten jüngste Forschungsergebnisse über tropische Riffe, ihre Verbreitung und Ausdehnung, ihren Zustand und ihre ökologischen Besonderheiten. Neben den durch spezifische Karten und zahlreiche Abbildungen unterlegten Detailinformationen zu allen bekannten Korallenriffen der Welt wird ausführlich die ökologische und ökonomische Bedeutung dieser Riffe diskutiert. Über 2000 Tauchschulen in diesen Riffen sind erfasst und in den Riffkarten eingezeichnet. Ausführlich werden die Forschungs-, Mess- und Kartierungsmethoden erklärt, die zu diesem Kompendium führten. Dieses Buch stellt mit seinen einzigartigen und neu erarbeiteten Karten, Fakten und Daten die wichtigste und attraktivste Informations-sammlung über tropische Korallenriffe dar. Es beinhaltet alle in diesen Ökosystemen bekannten Schutzgebiete bzw. die bereits eingeleiteten oder geplanten Schutzmaßnahmen. Auch werden in diesem Atlas die Auswirkungen der weltumspannenden klimatischen Veränderungen und deren Einfluss auf diese Ökosysteme aufgezeigt
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Author: Gerald Allen

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462907288

Category: Nature

Page: 64

View: 3880

Learn the essentials of tropical fish with this useful and portable reference book. The tremendous abundance of fish seen during a single scuba dive or snorkeling session in the tropics is just staggering. Indeed in some areas there are dozens of species inhabiting only one or two hectares of reef. But whether you get underwater, view marine life from the comfort of a glass-bottomed boat or just visit an aquarium, Handy Pocket Guide to Tropical Coral Reef Fishes provides an excellent introduction to 68 of the most commonly encountered tropical reef fishes. Written by Dr. Gerald Allen, international authority on reef fishes, it features stunning color shots by some of the world's best underwater photographers. Periplus Handy Pocket Guides are practical field guides, useful for identifying various natural objects ranging from plants and animals to gemstones and seashells. Each page of each title throughout the series is filled with clear, precise photographs and informative text. Scientific and local language names are given.
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Malediven, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Südafrika, Mauritius, Madagaskar, Ostafrika, Seychellen

Author: Helmut Debelius

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783440111017

Category:

Page: 321

View: 7516

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Author: Brenda Z. Guiberson

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 1627796843

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 5484

Which sea creature is the greatest? Is it the one with the most venom, the greatest diver, the one with blue blood, or the best rotating eyes? Or is it the master of disguise, the one with the best light, the most slime, or the most eggs? Fascinating facts and spectacular illustrations will inspire young readers to choose their own favorite sea creatures!
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Die besten Tauchspots zwischen Australien und den Malediven

Author: Chris Santella

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783866904415

Category: Travel

Page: 224

View: 9554

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Cities of the Ocean

Author: Maris Wicks

Publisher: First Second

ISBN: 1626727252

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 3800

Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic--dinosaurs, coral reefs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, flying machines, and more. These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects. Whether you're a fourth grader doing a natural science unit at school or a thirty-year-old with a secret passion for airplanes, these books are for you! This volume: in Coral Reefs, we learn all about these tiny, adorable sea animals! This absorbing look at ocean science covers the biology of coral reefs as well as their ecological importance. Nonfiction comics genius Maris Wicks brings to bear her signature combination of hardcore cuteness and in-depth science.
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From Tropical Fish to Mighty Sharks

Author: Michael Wright,Giles Sparrow

Publisher: Amber Books

ISBN: 9781782744450

Category: Marine animals

Page: 320

View: 772

Marine Life is a 300-entry encyclopedia to the strange creatures that live under the sea.
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Eine Reise zum Grund des Ozeans

Author: James Nestor

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492967353

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 7241

Ein Besuch der Apnoe-Weltmeisterschaft wird für James Nestor zum Beginn eines persönlichen Abenteuers: Fasziniert von der Kompromisslosigkeit dieses Sports, erlernt er selbst das Freitauchen. Und fortan zieht es ihn immer tiefer in die verborgene Welt der Ozeane hinab: Er besucht eine Forschungsstation 20 Meter unter der Meeresoberfläche, trifft renommierten Meeresbiologen bei ihrer Arbeit, schwimmt mit Walen und geht im U-Boot auf Tauchstation. Dabei entdeckt er einen unfassbar reichen Lebensraum, mit telepathischen Korallen, leuchtenden Fischen und rätselhaften Riesenkraken. Bis er schließlich den tiefsten Punkt der Erde erreicht – die absolute Grenze für Mensch und Technik. Eine grandiose Entdeckungsreise, die zugleich unseren Wurzeln nachspürt.
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A Comprehensive Guide to the Identification and Care of Tropical Marine Invertebrates

Author: Julian Sprung,J. Charles Delbeek

Publisher: Two Little Fishies Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 546

View: 4050

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Author: Rick Stuart-Smith,Graham Edgar,Andrew Green,Ian Shaw

Publisher: Reed New Holland

ISBN: 9781921517617

Category: Aquatic creatures

Page: 512

View: 9796

This indispensible field guide-the most comprehensive of its kind covers nearly 1,100 fish species from the tropical seas around Australia. Each has a photo and concise written account. The book summarises information on marine fishes living in tropical and subtropical Australian seas, including the Great Barrier Reef, Coral Sea, Ningaloo Reef, Lord Howe and Norfolk Islands. The guide includes photographs in their natural habitats of all species likely to be observed by divers. Information presented includes results of surveys at over 1,500 sites undertaken by divers participating in the Reef Life Survey (www.reeflifesurvey. com), and by the authors while cataloguing reef fish faunas around Australia and the wider Indo-Pacific region. Most species have wide distributions across the tropical Indo-Pacific, many occurring from the Red Sea and Africa in the west to French Polynesia in the east and Japan in the north. The book will be a 'must have' for divers, underwater naturalists and people going fishing in sites across this large area.
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marine life : from tropical reef fish to mighty sharks

Author: Michael Wright,Giles Sparrow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781897884904

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 4170

Introduces 300 representative examples of marine life that illustrate the diverity and geographical range of marine life on earth.
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Author: Dan Kainen,Carol Kaufmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783737352086

Category:

Page: 32

View: 7328

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Author: Gregory Skomal, PhD

Publisher: Wiley-VCH

ISBN: 9783527701544

Category: Pets

Page: 336

View: 9736

Die hohen Ansprüche der Meeresbewohner stellen eine besondere Herausforderung für den Aquariumliebhaber dar. Meerwasser-Aquarium für Dummies führt Sie daher nicht nur in die Vielfalt der Fischarten sondern gerade auch in die Kunst ihrer artgerechten Haltung ein. Gregory Skomal unterstützt Sie bei der Auswahl der richtigen Behausung und der Einrichtung des Aquariums. Denn nicht nur Steine und Pflanzen sondern auch die Technik muss stimmen. Er stellt Ihnen die verschiedensten Meeresbewohner vor und hilft bei der Wahl zueinander passender Fische. Viele Informationen zur Fütterung und Pflege der Tiere sowie Tipps zur Vermeidung von Stress für diese empfindlichen Lebewesen lassen das Aquarium und natürlich Ihre munteren Fische in farbenfrohem Glanz erstrahlen!
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Nature's Wonders

Author: Walter Deas,Jean Deas

Publisher: Csiro

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 289

View: 3861

Reef publication. It is a visual experience of one of the great wonders of our planet, providing an introduction to the biology and coral reef ecology, and it fully identifies many of the corals of the Australasia and Indo-Pacific regions.
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Caribbean, Bahamas, Florida

Author: Marty Snyderman,Clay Wiseman

Publisher: Aqua Quest Publications, Inc.

ISBN: 9781881652069

Category: Nature

Page: 284

View: 5183

A layman's guide to identifying and understanding the marine life while scuba diving.
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From the Red Sea to the Pacific Ocean

Author: Paddy Ryan

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824816056

Category: Travel

Page: 184

View: 7804

"This book with its easy-to-follow chapter "Learning to Snorkel" is ideal for the novice on the coral reef. It is also an invaluable resource for the more experienced snorkeller. Subsequent chapters deal with the coral animals and reef structure, the plants, worms, mollusks, echinoderms, crustacea, fishes, and reptiles. First aid and photographic hints are also covered. The more than 200 color photographs have substantial captions detailing unusual or interesting features of the plant and animal life of the reef ecosystem. Looking at the book's gorgeous photos of fantastic coral formations and exotic sea creatures will be enough to lure you into the water with a mask and snorkel... Valuable to ocean lovers anywhere." --Honolulu Star-Bulletin
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ein Bestimmungsbuch

Author: Julian Sprung

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783921684870

Category:

Page: 240

View: 8624

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