A Living Bay: The Underwater World of Monterey Bay

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University of California Press, 2000 - Science - 287 pages
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"In fall of 1980, an older husband and wife team unexpectedly arrived in my marine invertebrate zoology class. This was my introduction to Drs. Lovell and Libby Langstroth, and it led to a friendship that has grown through 20 years. In that time, beginning with their 'retirement,' the Langstroths took up SCUBA diving and underwater photography. They became outstanding photographers of marine life. Moreover, with their insatiable desire to learn from all the marine biologists in the Monterey Bay area, they became experts in their own right. Their quest has culminated in this book, a unique combination of outstanding color photography and the most recent scientific information, presented in language that can be understood by anyone. This series of 'short stories' about some of the fascinating organisms that live in the Monterey Bay can be read and enjoyed by anyone interested in marine life."--James W. Nybakken, author of Marine Biology: An Ecological Approach

"[This book] is brimming with engaging facts on the marine realm. The photographs are unparalleled in their combination of beauty and utility in capturing biologic processes. This work will be exceedingly valuable to marine educators and advanced students."--Paul Valentich Scott, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

"With A Living Bay, Lovell and Libby Langstroth have bridged the gap between the dry, technical writing of science and the superficial treatment of most photography books on the ocean. This is a book to linger over. The authors have spent a lifetime photographing and gathering natural history notes about their subjects, gleaning a wealth of interesting details. This remarkable compendium of photographs and text promises to be a classic."--Norbert Wu, photographer, author of Splendors of the Seas
 

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Contents

Some brown algal life cycles
4
Green and most brown algal life cycles
5
Red algal life cycles
6
The Intertidal Zone
13
Mastocarpus papillatus life cycle
22
Arthropod compound eye
36
Wharfs and Docks
50
Tadpole larva
58
The Outer Bay
111
Pelagia colorata life cycle
118
Velella velella life cycle
125
Chapters Subtidal Reefs
132
Derbesia marina life cycle
136
Gastropod torsion
169
The Sandy Seafloor
210
Chapter? The Monterey Canyon
230

The Kelp Forest
67
Macrocystis pyrifera life cycle
72
Porphyra nereocystis life cycle
76
A kelp blade community
83
An Introduction to the Animal Phyla
243
REFERENCES
261
INDEX
277
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About the author (2000)

Lovell Langstroth practiced medicine in Oakland, California, until 1980. Libby Langstroth received a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley. Both are avid divers and underwater photographers whose work has been exhibited in several natural history museums, including the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco and the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa. The Langstroths live in Pacific Grove, California.