A Field Guide to Coral Reefs: Caribbean and Florida
With more than 500 species described and more than 400 illustrations, this guide provides quick and easy visual identification of fishes, mollusks, sponges, shrimps, lobsters, crabs, and much more of the fauna found on the coral reefs of the Caribbean and Florida.
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The Fringing Reef
The BankBarrier Reef and Lagoon
Jellyfish Comb Jellies Sea Anemones and Corals
Origin of the Coral Reef
Ecology of the Coral Reef
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