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The Banggai Cardinalfish

Natural History, Conservation, and Culture of Pterapogon kauderni

by Alejandro A. Vagelli

<p>The Banggai cardinalfish, <em>Pterapogon kauderni</em>, is a fascinating species that possesses a series of remarkable biological characteristics making it unique among coral reef fishes. It has been the focus of studies in reproduction, ...

ISBN: 9781119950363

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The Biology and Ecology of Tintinnid Ciliates

Models for Marine Plankton

by John R. Dolan, David J. S. Montagnes, Sabine Agatha & others

<p>Planktonic protists both produce and consume most of the primary production in the world ocean. They not only play key roles in the oceans but also represent an astounding amount of diversity: ecological morphological and genetic. However, ...

ISBN: 9781118358122

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The Breath of a Whale

The Science and Spirit of Pacific Ocean Giants

by Leigh Calvez

<p><strong>From the author of <em>The Hidden Lives of Owls</em>, an exploration of the elusive lives of whales in the Pacific Ocean, home to orcas, humpbacks, sperm, blue, and gray whales.</strong></p> <p>Leigh Calvez has spent a dozen years ...

ISBN: 9781632171870

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The Curious Life of Krill

A Conservation Story from the Bottom of the World

by Stephen Nicol

<p>Krill-it's a familiar word that conjures oceans, whales, and swimming crustaceans. Scientists say they are one of most abundant animals on the planet. But when pressed, few people can accurately describe krill or explain their ecological ...

ISBN: 9781610918541

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The Empty Ocean

by Richard Ellis

<p>In <em>The Empty Ocean</em>, acclaimed author and artist Richard Ellis tells the story of our continued plunder of life in the sea and weighs the chances for its recovery. Through fascinating portraits of a wide array of creatures, he ...

ISBN: 9781597265997

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The Life of Crustacea

by W. T. Calman

<p>This sketch of the Natural History of the Crustacea deals chiefly with their habits and modes of life, and attempts to provide, for readers unfamiliar with the technicalities of Zoology, an account of some of the more important scientific ...

ISBN: 1230001625332

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The Lives of Hawai‘i’s Dolphins and Whales

Natural History and Conservation

by Robin W. Baird

<p>Ocean currents, winds, and rainfall all work together to create a marine oasis around the Hawaiian Islands, providing a home for many species of dolphins and whales normally found in the deep oceans of the world. <em>The Lives of Hawai`i’s ...

ISBN: 9780824859992

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The Northwest Coastal Explorer

Your Guide to the Places, Plants, and Animals of the Pacific Coast

by Robert Steelquist

<p><strong>“Part field guide, part travel guide, Steelquist writes with the authoritative voice of that friend you want next to you on the trail or in the dunes—the one who knows just where to go for a weekend getaway and what to pack for the ...

ISBN: 9781604697711

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The Outer Lands: A Natural History Guide to Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Block Island, and Long Island

by Dorothy Sterling

<p><strong>Experience the unique ecology of the Outer Lands in this reissued classic</strong></p> <p>“An extraordinary achievement in natural history and science. But it’s so artfully written you forget it’s a scientific treatise and find ...

ISBN: 9781682681893

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The Beachcomber's Guide to Seashore Life in the Pacific Northwest

by J. Duane Sept

<p>The Pacific Northwest coast is home to one of the most diverse displays of intertidal marine life in the world, including sponges, clams, snails, crabs, sea stars, sea anemones, jellies, fishes, seaweeds and more. <em>The New Beachcomber’s ...

ISBN: 9781550172041

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Unspeakable Horror

The Deadliest Shark Attacks in Maritime History

by Joseph B. Healy

<p><strong>A chilling collection of the bloodiest shark attacks due to maritime disasters—including the legendary story of the ill-fated USS <em>Indianapolis</em>.</strong><br />  <br /> All those who go to sea—whether on a warship or a cruise

ISBN: 9781510719361

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Vaquita

Science, Politics, and Crime in the Sea of Cortez

by Brooke Bessesen

<p>In 2006, vaquita, a diminutive porpoise making its home in the Upper Gulf of California, inheritedthe dubious title of world's most endangered marine mammal.Nicknamed &quot;panda of the sea” for their small size and beguiling facial markings,

ISBN: 9781610919326

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Whales

An Illustrated Celebration

by Kelsey Oseid

<p><strong>A gorgeously illustrated, entertaining, and educational guide to the wonderful whales, dolphins, and porpoises of the world.</strong></p> <p>Some of the world's most fascinating and beloved animals, cetaceans have captivated the ...

ISBN: 9780399581847

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What Is Natural?

Coral Reef Crisis

by Jan Sapp

<p>During the late 1960s and 1970s, massive herds of poisonous crown-of-thorns starfish suddenly began to infest coral reef communities around the world, leaving in their wake devastation comparable to a burnt-out rainforest. In <em>What is ...

ISBN: 9780190284176

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