Reef Creature Identification

Tropical Pacific

Author: Paul Humann,Ned DeLoach

Publisher: New World Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 9781878348449

Category: Nature

Page: 497

View: 2657


"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.

Riff-Führer Indischer Ozean

Malediven, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Südafrika, Mauritius, Madagaskar, Ostafrika, Seychellen

Author: Helmut Debelius

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783440111017


Page: 321

View: 8940


Diving in Southeast Asia

A Guide to the Best Sites in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand

Author: David Espinosa,Heneage Mitchell

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462918395

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 5215


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.

Marine Conservation in Fiji

Author: Cornelius Tyson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1532021518

Category: Science

Page: 110

View: 2383


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.

Weltatlas der Korallenriffe

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

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783768815871


Page: 423

View: 3896


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

A Guide to, and Checklist for, the Decapoda of Namibia, South Africa and Mozambique (Volume 3)

Author: W. D. Emmerson

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443896128

Category: Science

Page: 720

View: 7954


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.

Riff-Führer Südostasien

Malaysia, Indonesien, Palau, Philippinen, tropisches Japan, China, Vietnam, Thailand ; über 1000 Fotos von Korallenriffbewohnern in ihrem natürlichen Habitat

Author: Helmut Debelius

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783861326106


Page: 321

View: 8555


Fisch kaputt

vom Leerfischen der Meere und den Konsequenzen für die ganze Welt

Author: Charles Clover

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783570500569


Page: 446

View: 6659


Annelida, Borstenwürmer, Polychaeta

Tierwelt Deutschlands 58

Author: Gesa Hartmann-Schröder

Publisher: Springer


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 648

View: 3545


Die artenreichste Tiergruppe ist aufgrund ihrer produktionsbiologischen Bedeutung und Verbreitung bei der Bewertung der Meeresverschmutzung unverzichtbar. Die bekannte Autorin legt mit diesem Band Bestimmungsschlüssel und Merkmalsdiagnosen für 558 Arten der deutschen Küsten und benachbarter Meeresgebiete vor. Mehr als 1000 Teilfiguren, Daten zur Biologie, Ökologie und Zoographie vervollständigen die Artenkenntnis.