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Marine Biodiversity, Climatic Variability and Global Change

by Grégory Beaugrand

Biodiversity loss in terrestrial environments associated with human activities has been appreciated as a major issue for some years now. What is less well documented is the effect of such activities, including...


Creatures of the Deep: In Search of the Sea's Monsters and the World They Live In

by Erich Hoyt

Praise for the first edition:

"More than a picture book ... Hoyt's elegant writing provides both the historical background for deep-sea exploration and an ecological perspective on life in the ocean's depths."...


Environmental Studies of a Marine Ecosystem: South Texas Outer Continental Shelf

by R. Warren Flint & Nancy N. Rabalais

Environmental Studies of a Marine Ecosystem reports the temporal and spatial variation of both the living and nonliving resources of the south Texas outer continental shelf. As the last major study to have been...


The Great Barrier Reef: An Environmental History

by Ben Daley

The Great Barrier Reef is located along the coast of Queensland in north-east Australia and is the world's largest coral reef ecosystem. Designated a World Heritage Area, it has been subject to increasing pressures...


Ecology of the Marine Fishes of Cuba

by Rodolfo Claro, Kenyon C. Lindeman & Lynne R. Parenti

Situated at the convergence of the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico, Cuba's coastal waters are home to one of the most diverse fish faunas in the Western Hemisphere. However, until now,...


Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves

by James Nestor

Our species is more profoundly connected to the sea than we ever realized, as an intrepid cadre of scientists, athletes, and explorers is now discovering. Deep follows these adventurers into the ocean to report...


The Reef: A Passionate History: The Great Barrier Reef from Captain Cook to Climate Change

by Iain McCalman

Stretching 1,400 miles along the Australian coast and visible from space, the Great Barrier Reef is home to three thousand individual reefs, more than nine hundred islands, and thousands of marine species, and...


Marine Policy: An Introduction to Governance and International Law of the Oceans

by Mark Zacharias

This textbook provides the reader with a foundation in policy development and analysis and describes how policy, including legal mechanisms, is applied to marine environments around the world. It offers a systematic...


Governing Marine Protected Areas: Resilience Through Diversity

by Peter J.S. Jones

In this innovative volume, the author addresses some important challenges related to the effective and equitable governance of marine protected areas (MPAs). These challenges are explored through a study of...


The Extreme Life of the Sea

by Stephen R. Palumbi & Anthony R. Palumbi

The ocean teems with life that thrives under difficult situations in unusual environments. The Extreme Life of the Sea takes readers to the absolute limits of the ocean world--the fastest and deepest, the hottest...


A Scientist at the Seashore

by James S. Trefil

A noted physicist and popular science writer explains why the sea is salty, how bubbles form on the water's surface, where waves come from, and other curiosities. 1987 edition.


Stock Identification Methods: Applications in Fishery Science

by Steven X. Cadrin, Lisa A. Kerr & Stefano Mariani

Stock Identification Methods, 2e, continues to provide a comprehensive review of the various disciplines used to study the population structure of fishery resources. It represents the worldwide experience and...


Fish Physiology: Muscle Development and Growth: Muscle Development and Growth

by William S. Hoar, Anthony P. Farrell & Ian A. Johnston

With the advent of zebrafish as a model system, the development and growth of muscle in fish has become an ever more important process. This volume, in the continuing Fish Physiology series, focuses attention...


Edible Sea Urchins: Biology and Ecology: Biology and Ecology

by John M. Lawrence

Sea urchins are a major component of marine environments found throughout the world's oceans. A major model for research in developmental biology, they are also of major economic importance in many regions and...


Biology of Marine Mammals

by John E. Reynolds

Taking an integrated approach to the biology of marine carnivores, cetaceans, and sirenians, twenty-two prominent researchers compare marine mammals with one another and with terrestrial mammals, providing a...


Sponges

by Mark Norman; Julian Finn & Lisa Goudie

We might think of sponges as bathroom objects but the real living animals are far more interesting. They come in all shapes and sizes, occur in all oceans of the world, and have amazing lives. Sponges have lived...


Coral Reef Fishes: Dynamics and Diversity in a Complex Ecosystem

by Peter F. Sale

Coral Reef Fishes is the successor of The Ecology of Fishes on Coral Reefs. This new edition includes provocative reviews covering the major areas of reef fish ecology. Concerns about the future health of coral...


Global Seagrass Research Methods

by F.T. Short & R.G. Coles

This thorough and informative volume presents a set of detailed, globally applicable techniques for seagrass research.

The book provides methods for all aspects of seagrass science from basic plant collection...


Fishes of the Indian Ocean and Red Sea

by Marc Taquet & Alain Diringer

This guide, illustrated by more than 1,500 underwater photographs, presents nearly 1,200 species of fish in the Indian Ocean and Red Sea. The reference work dedicated to enthusiasts of the undersea world, more...


Sturkie's Avian Physiology

by G. Causey Whittow

Sturkie's Avian Physiology is the classic comprehensive single volume on the physiology of domestic as well as wild birds. The Fifth Edition is thoroughly revised and updated, and includes new chapters on the...