Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific

Author: John Edward Norwood Veron

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780824815042

Category: Nature

Page: 644

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This gorgeous reference was originally published in 1986 (North Ryde, NSW, Australia: Angus & Robertson) and received the Australian National Awards Whitley Medal for Best Natural History book in 1988. It provides a means of identifying some 1,000 species of coral in all areas of Oceania and Southea

Korallen

ein Bestimmungsbuch

Author: Julian Sprung

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783921684870

Category:

Page: 240

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Coral Reef Animals of the Indo-Pacific

Animal Life from Africa to Hawaii Exclusive of the Vertebrates

Author: Terrence Gosliner,David W. Behrens,Gary C. Williams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Coral reef animals

Page: 314

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Scientific field guide is profusely illustrated with colour photos. for divers, aquarists, biologists; includes ecological interactions and scientific data.

Coral Reef Fishes

Caribbean, Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean Including the Red Sea

Author: Ewald Lieske,Robert Myers

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 400

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This guide includes all fishes that are likely to be observed by people visiting or diving on the coral reefs of the Indo-Pacific - including the Red Sea - and Western Atlantic oceans to a depth of 60m. 2074 species are listed, with each major form included, whether male, female, immature or a geographical variety. Identification characteristics are highlighted, with the text covering where the species is likely to be found on a reef and where it is found in the world, with an introduction to the habitat and how to identify fish in the wild.

Weltatlas der Korallenriffe

Author: Mark D. Spalding,Corinna Ravilious,Edward P. Green

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783768815871

Category:

Page: 423

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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

Historical Perspectives of Fisheries Exploitation in the Indo-Pacific

Author: Joseph Christensen,Malcolm Tull

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401787271

Category: Science

Page: 276

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The waters of the Indo-Pacific were at the centre of the global expansion of marine capture fisheries in the twentieth century, yet surprisingly little has been written about this subject from a historical perspective. This book, the first major study of the history of fishing in Asia and Oceania, presents the case-studies completed through the History of Marine Animal Populations (HMAP) initiative. It examines the marine environmental history and historical marine ecology of the Indo-Pacific during a period that witnessed the dramatic escalation of industrial fishing in these seas.

Reef Fishes of the Indo-Pacific

Author: Matthias Bergbauer,Manuela Kirschner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781909612310

Category: Coral reef fishes

Page: 352

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The Indo-Pacific region is the dream destination for all SCUBA divers and snorkellers. The coral reefs in this region are bursting with marine life and are home to more animal species than any other diving spot in the world - more than 40 per cent of all coral reef fishes known worldwide. Added to this, the waters are crystal-clear, giving the best chance of viewing the underwater stars. Top-quality, close-up photographs of each species (in some cases including juvenile or sub-adult variants) are accompanied by detailed information listing identifying features, size, biology and distribution. The introductory section focuses on specific types of behaviour, such as mimicry, cleaning stations and the symbiotic relationships between various species. The species descriptions that follow are grouped in three chapters on fishes, invertebrates, and reptiles and sea mammals. Covering Mauritius, Seychelles, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Australia, Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia and describing over 800 species, this book is an invaluable identification guide.

Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea

Author: John E. Randall,Gerald R. Allen,Roger C. Steene

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824818951

Category: Nature

Page: 557

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Illustrated with colour underwater photographs, this reference work covers over 1000 species of fish. The fish are divided into family sections based on the traditional system of phylogeny, and each family is introduced with information on food habits, reproduction and distribution.

Coral Reefs

A Very Short Introduction

Author: Charles Sheppard

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199682771

Category: Nature

Page: 127

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Coral reefs are among the most biodiverse of ecosystems. Charles Sheppard tells the fascinating story of how and where coral reefs are formed and the diversity of marine life they support. He also highlights the threats they face due to exploitation and the conservation efforts in place to tackle these issues.

The Coral Reef

Author: Angelo Mojetta

Publisher: White Star

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 168

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For divers, biologists, tourists, and anyone fascinated by the abundance and variety of life found in coral reefs worldwide, this splendidly illustrated guidebook offers the first comprehensive look at these underwater marvels. Over 700 color photographs and drawings, together with highly readable scientific texts, help orient readers in learning the secrets of the sea. Biologists and experienced divers will especially value the scrupulously rendered drawings and charts as well as the wealth of information handsomely presented in an easy-to-use format. The Great Barrier Reef in Australia, the coral archipelagos of the Indo-Pacific—where the corals accumulated over thousands of years make life possible for humankind today—and stretches of coast along the Red Sea and in the Caribbean provide evidence as to why corals are called the "architects of the sea." The guide explores the 500-million-year history of coral formation together with coral's geography and biology. A look at life on the reef reveals a fascinating multicolored paradise, but upon closer inspection we discover a close-knit and complex series of relationships between predators and prey. As we learn their stories, we are treated to a host of illustrations showing both familiar and unusual species of fish and plants. The book concludes with a compilation of detailed color drawings showing over 300 of the most common fish and invertebrates of the Indo-Pacific and the Caribbean. A beautiful blend of scientific fact and illustration, this affordable guide is ideal for ocean-lovers of all kinds.

The Ecology of Fishes on Coral Reefs

Author: Peter F. Sale

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080925510

Category: Science

Page: 754

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This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the ecology of coral reef fishes presented by top researchers from North America and Australia. Immense strides have been made over the past twenty years in our understanding of ecological systems in general and of reef fish ecology in particular. Many of the methodologies that reef fish ecologists use in their studies will be useful to a wider audience of ecologists for the design of their ecological studies. Significant among the impacts of the research on reef fish ecology are the development of nonequilibrium models of community organization, more emphasis on the role of recruitment variability in structuring local assemblages, the development and testing of evolutionary models of social organization and reproductive biology, and new insights into predator-prey and plant-herbivore interactions.

Corals in Space and Time

The Biogeography and Evolution of the Scleractinia

Author: John Edward Norwood Veron

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801482632

Category: Nature

Page: 321

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As concerns about the change in global climate and the loss of biodiversity have mounted, attention has focused on the depletion of the ozone layer and the destruction of tropical rainforests. But recently scientists have identified another seriously endangered ecosystem: coral reefs. In Corals in Space and Time, J.E.N. Veron provides a richly detailed study of corals that will inform investigations of these fragile ecosystems. Drawing on twenty-five years of research, Veron brings together extensive field observations about the taxonomy, biogeography, paleontology, and biology of corals. After introducing coral taxonomy and biogeography, as well as relevant aspects of coral biology for the non-specialist, he provides an interpretation of the fossil record and paleoclimates, an analysis of modern coral distribution, and a discussion of the evolutionary nature and origins of coral species. Revealing a sharp conflict between empirical observations about the geographical variation within species, Veron introduces a non-Darwinian theory of coral evolution. He proposes that the evolution of coral species is driven not primarily by natural selection, but by constantly shifting patterns of ocean circulation, which produce changing variations of genetic connectivity. This mechanism of speciation and hybridization has far-reaching consequences for the study of all types of corals and potentially many other groups of organisms as well.

Staghorn Corals of the World

A Revision of the Genus Acropora

Author: Carden Wallace

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 0643102817

Category: Science

Page: 438

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Staghorn corals (genus Acropora) are the most obvious and important corals on coral reefs throughout the world, providing much of the beauty and variety seen on the reefs. This invaluable reference tool is the first major review of Acropora in over 100 years. It assesses all the known species worldwide, describing each in detail and illustrating the range of variability of form with habitat and geographic location. The classification, evolution and worldwide distribution of all species are reviewed and illustrated with colour plates, full page black and white plates and distribution maps. Details of the general biology of staghorn corals are discussed and illustrated.

Staghorn Corals of the World

A Revision of the Coral Genus Acropora (Scleractinia; Astrocoeniina; Acroporidae) Worldwide, with Emphasis on Morphology, Phylogeny and Biogeography

Author: Carden C. Wallace

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9780643063914

Category: Science

Page: 421

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Staghorn corals (genus Acropora) are the most obvious and important corals on coral reefs throughout the world, providing much of the beauty and variety seen on the reefs. This invaluable reference tool is the first major review of Acropora in over 100 years. It assesses all the known species worldwide, describing each in detail and illustrating the range of variability of form with habitat and geographic location. The classification, evolution and worldwide distribution of all species are reviewed and illustrated with colour plates, full page black and white plates and distribution maps. Details of the general biology of staghorn corals are discussed and illustrated. The book is complemented by a CD-ROM, Staghorn Corals of the World: A Key to Species of Acropora, containing a LucID-based key to all species of Acropora and a photo library of type specimens from museums around the world. Special Offer: Staghorn Corals of the World book and CD-ROM set for only $220.00.