Reef Coral Identification: Florida, Caribbean, Bahamas : Including Marine Plants

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Ned DeLoach
New World Publications Incorporated, Jan 1, 2002 - Nature - 278 pages
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You know the fishes and can identify the reef critters, but what about the animals that actually form a coral reef? Existing in an abundance of colours and intriguing shapes, these animals are worth a closer look. 530 classic photographs of living specimens and the most current scientific classifications help identify virtually every species of stony coral, gorgonian, fire coral and black coral inhabiting the tropical western Atlantic. This new 2nd edition includes a comprehensive photo-essay of coral diseases and predation and a photo gallery on coral reproduction. If you want to know more about marine plants, this book has got them, too; an appendix with descriptions and photos of 100 species of marine plants is included. Improved flexibinding with plastic covers allows book to lie flat.

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Contents

Overview
8
Marine Plants
188
Appendix n Coral Health and Mortality
240
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Paul Humann is the author of handy aquatic books including Reef Coral Identification: Florida Caribbean Bahamas Including Marine Plants and Coastal Fish Identification: California to Alaska. Complete with full-color photographs, the books fully identify each fish, with details including size, distinctive features, habitat, and reaction to divers. Intelligently cross-referenced, these books enable the user to find specific information in a variety of ways, including by color and shape. Paul Humann spent many years as a successful lawyer in Wichita, Kans. He began photographing marine life in 1964 and was fortunate enough to have several pictures published. He left his practice in 1972 to pursue his dream. He bought a live-aboard diving cruiser and studied aquatic life for several years. He has studied and written extensively about marine life and his work has appeared in numerous publications.

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