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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The first reference of its kind, this book represents good biology, well-founded systematics, accessible biogeography, geological history of corals, and one of the finest collections of coral photographs to be found anywhere. Hailed as the single most important reference on reef corals, this book is useful in describing corals in all areas of Oceania and Southeast Asia. It provides a means of identifying almost 1,000 species of coral, a reliable nomenclature, up-to-date information on distribution and abundance, and authoritative notes on structure and biology.
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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.
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Climate Change and Non-infectious Fish Disorders

Author: Patrick T.K. Woo,George K. Iwama

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1786393980

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 257

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This important new text on climate change, and its effects on selected non-infectious disorders of fish, contains contributions by internationally recognized experts who have contributed significantly to our knowledge in this area. Comprehensive and thought provoking, the text details abiotic and biotic environmental changes associated with climate change and their effects on fish in tropical, subtropical and temperate waters. It proceeds to cover in detail developmental, physiological and metabolic disorders of fish.
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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.
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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: 422

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This invaluable reference tool is the first major review of Acropora in over 100 years.
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A Field Guide to Tropical Reef Fishes of the Indo-pacific

Covers Over 1,670 Species in Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and the Philippines With 2,000 Illustrations

Author: Gerald R. Allen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780804852791

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 316

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This is the revised and expanded fifth edition of a book that has been the standard reference work for divers, anglers and scientists for over 30 years. The new edition covers 1,670 fish species found in the seas of tropical Southeast Asia, the Southern Pacific islands and Australia--including the Great Barrier Reef, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines. Originally published as Marine Fishes of South-East Asia, this edition contains numerous revisions in nomenclature affecting both the scientific Latin names and common names of the region's fishes. In all cases these have been made to reflect the current universally-accepted terminology. The common names in this book are the result of a recent initiative undertaken by the Australian Government and Seafood Services Australia. Each species is depicted in detailed, full-color plates by noted marine artists Roger Swainston and Jill Ruse, including over 35 new species. In many cases, the illustrations show both male and female examples. With more than 2,000 illustrations and 29 color photographs, this definitive field guide will continue to be an invaluable resource for professionals and hobbyists alike.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The Corals of Hong Kong

Author: P.J.B. Scott

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9622090338

Category: Science

Page: 120

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This book provides a comprehensive and up to date review and critique of corporate governance reforms and related financial reforms in China during the country's transition to a market economy, involving its enterprise, banking and capital markets sectors.
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