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  • The Billfish Storyby Stan Ulanski

    University of Georgia Press 2013; US$ 26.95

    The billfish is fixed at the apex of the oceanic food chain. Composed of sailfish, marlin, spearfish, and swordfish, they roam the pelagic waters of the Atlantic and are easily recognized by their long, spear-like beaks. Noted for their speed, size, and acrobatic jumps, billfish have for centuries inspired a broad spectrum of society. Even in antiquity,... more...

  • The Orvis Streamside Guide to Trout Foods and Their Imitationsby Tom Rosenbauer

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 12.95

    Every fly fisher would agree that knowing your mayflies from your stoneflies is strongly correlated with a successful day on the water. This knowledge is vital because, as author Tom Rosenbauer notes, trout are shy and careful and can be fussy about what they eat. In addition, they won?t hesitate to swim away and leave a meal if they feel threatened.... more...

  • New Technologies in Aquacultureby G Burnell; G Allan

    Elsevier Science 2009; US$ 410.00

    With wild stocks declining due to over-fishing, aquaculture will have a more significant role to play in meeting future demand for fresh fish. Developments in research continue to lead to improvements in aquaculture production systems, resulting in increased production efficiency, higher product quality for consumers and a more sustainable industry.... more...

  • Transgenic Fishby C. L. Hew; G. L. Fletcher

    World Scientific Publishing Company 1992; US$ 168.00

    Studies on transgenic fish, in contrast to mammals, are still in their infancy. However, it is evident that such fish will not only be of considerable economic benefit to aquaculture but will enable scientists to make quantum leaps in their understanding of the physiological and biochemical mechanisms unique to fish, and of the developmental biology... more...

  • What a Trout Seesby Geoff Mueller; Tom Bie; Romano Tim

    Lyons Press 2013; US$ 23.99

    Do trout sleep? And if so, when? And how does that affect their feeding patterns? Does a rising or falling barometer affect feeding habits? How does refraction influence a fish?s approach to a surface fly, human shadow, or false cast? How much do fish need to eat, under what conditions will they grow the largest? For the first time, an accessible,... more...

  • The Scorpion Fishby Nicolas Bouvier

    Eland Publishing 2014; US$ 14.57

    On an unamed Island that can only be Ceylon, the traveller checks into his 117th rented room, abandoned by his lover, poor and feverish. A book on Indian insects deepens his morbid fascination with the crawling inhabitants of the room-'a pretty world of killers'- barely distinguishable from the insect like habitues of the local cafe, the charlatans... more...

  • Fishes: A Guide to Their Diversityby Philip A. Hastings

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    There are more than 33,000 species of living fishes, accounting for more than half of the extant vertebrate diversity on Earth. This unique and comprehensive reference showcases the basic anatomy and diversity of all 82 orders of fishes and more than 150 of the most commonly encountered families, focusing on their distinctive features. Accurate identification... more...

  • Fish Physiology: Muscle Development and Growthby William S. Hoar; Anthony P. Farrell; Ian A. Johnston

    Elsevier Science 2000; US$ 210.00

    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 on muscle from the genetics of muscle development to application of muscle growth patterns to aquacultural production. more...

  • Biology of Sharks and Their Relativesby Jeffrey C. Carrier; John A. Musick; Michael R. Heithaus

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 107.95

    Winner of Choice Magazine?s Outstanding Academic Title award, January 2005! Sharks and their relatives are the subjects of tremendous interest. The public?s fascination is influenced by their roles in movies and popular literature, while the media races to cover stories of predators endangering helpless humans. The alarming threat to shark populations... more...

  • Early Stages of Atlantic Fishesby William J. Richards

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 494.00

    The Early Life History (ELH) of marine fishes in Fishing Area 31, which includes the western central North Atlantic, Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico, has remained incomplete over the years. This certainly wasnot because of any lack of interest, but rather because of the lack of a comprehensive merging of studies that would provide us with a... more...