A Practical Guide to the Marine Animals of Northeastern North America

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Rutgers University Press, 1998 - Nature - 367 pages
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A Practical Guide to the Marine Animals of Northeastern North America features Leland Pollock's innovative, user-friendly keys that circumvent many of the difficulties of traditional identification systems. Pollock's keys offer choices among distinctive attributes of the specimen. Results are compared to all variations found in the region's fauna, using a neatly displayed tabular form accompanied by many line drawings. The introduction describes marine habitats, tips for conducting fieldwork, and outlines groups of organisms found in northeastern North America, from Nova Scotia to North Carolina. Although designed for the nonexpert, the manual provides coverage sufficient to meet the more demanding needs of those conducting biotic surveys and advanced studies in the region. Includes user-friendly keys for common marine animals, North Carolina to Nova Scotia, from splash zone to the edge of the continental shelf.
 

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Ranging from the Canadian maritime provinces to Cape Hatteras, this comprehensive field guide covers macrofauna, i.e., both vertebrates and invertebrates visible to the unaided eye, that live from ... Read full review

A practical guide to the marine animals of northeastern North America

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Ranging from the Canadian maritime provinces to Cape Hatteras, this comprehensive field guide covers macrofauna, i.e., both vertebrates and invertebrates visible to the unaided eye, that live from ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter Groups of Marine Invertebrates
15
Gelatinous Organisms
23
Ectoparasites and Commensals
30
Eggs and Egg Masses
46
Phylum Porifera Sponges
52
Phylum Cnidaria
58
Phylum Ctenophora Comb Jellies
86
Phylum Nemertea Rhynchocoela Ribbon Worms
95
888
147
Phylum Annelida
168
Phylum Arthropoda
211
Phylum Echinodermata
268
Phylum Chordata
279
107
305
168
319
Appendix Recommendations for Anesthetization Fixation
333

Phylum Ectoprocta or Bryozoa
97
Phylum Mollusca
107
46
122
86
128
Illustration Credits and Sources
343
268
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