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  • The Coral Battlegroundby Wright Judith

    Spinifex Press 2014; US$ 14.95

    The Great Barrier Reef lies off the coast of Queensland: 2000 kilometres of spectacular coral reefs, sand cays and islands, Australia?s most precious marine possession. Teeming with life, it covers 350,000 square kilometres. In the late 1960s the Reef was threatened with limestone mining and oil drilling. A small group of dedicated conservationists... more...

  • Sharks: Conservation, Governance and Managementby Erika J. Techera; Natalie Klein

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The key aim of this book is to explore the global conservation and management of sharks. There has been a rapid decline in populations of many shark species, while new science has emerged of the critical role they play in marine ecosystems. However, the authors show that conservation law and policy have been slow to develop, with only a small number... more...

  • Manateesby Timothy O'Keefe

    Derrydale Press 1993; US$ 10.99

    Manatees are among nature?s strangest-looking, gentlest animals. They?re among America?s most endangered mammals and were the basis for ancient tales of mermaids, legendary creatures that were half-fish and half-human. more...

  • Sharks of New Englandby Alessandrao De Maddalena

    Down East Books 2010; US$ 9.99

    Those who think sharks are a predominantly tropical species will be in for quite a surprise when they learn that the cold waters of New England are home to 33 different species. The aim of this book is to provide both accurate scientific information on sharks and to profile those species that inhabit the waters of New England. more...

  • "Conus" of the Southeastern United States and Caribbeanby Alan J. Kohn

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 99.50

    Conus is the largest genus of animals in the sea, occurring throughout the world?s tropical and subtropical oceans and contributing significantly to marine biodiversity. The shells of these marine mollusks are prized for their amazing variety and extraordinary beauty. The neurotoxic venoms they produce?injected by a hollow, harpoon-like tooth into... more...

  • The Biology and Ecology of Tintinnid Ciliatesby John R. Dolan; David J. S. Montagnes; Sabine Agatha; D. Wayne Coats; Diane K. Stoecker

    Wiley 2012; US$ 154.95

    Planktonic protists both produce and consume most of the primary production in the world ocean. They not only play key roles in the oceans but also represent an astounding amount of diversity: ecological morphological and genetic. However, for most taxa their ecology, morphology, phylogeny and biogeography are either poorly known or appear to be largely... more...

  • Big Miracleby Tom Rose

    Pan Macmillan UK 2012; US$ 13.63

    In October 1988 an Inuit hunter saw three grey whales trapped in the frozen Arctic ocean near Barrow, an isolated Alaskan outpost. They were working together to keep their blow hole open, the two adolescents caring for the weaker baby. It was a poignant sight. Filmed by a local television reporter, this tiny regional news story snowballed into a global... more...

  • The Soul of an Octopusby Sy Montgomery

    Atria Books 2015; Not Available

    In this astonishing book from the author of the bestselling memoir The Good Good Pig , Sy Montgomery explores the emotional and physical world of the octopus?a surprisingly complex, intelligent, and spirited creature?and the remarkable connections it makes with humans. Sy Montgomery?s popular 2011 Orion magazine piece, ?Deep Intellect,? about her... more...

  • The Soul of an Octopusby Sy Montgomery

    Atria Books 2015; US$ 26.00

    In this astonishing book from the author of the bestselling memoir The Good Good Pig , Sy Montgomery explores the emotional and physical world of the octopus?a surprisingly complex, intelligent, and spirited creature?and the remarkable connections it makes with humans. Sy Montgomery?s popular 2011 Orion magazine piece, ?Deep Intellect,? about her... more...

  • Reef Madnessby David Dobbs

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 25.00

    Explores the century-long controversy over the orgins of coral reefs, a debate that split the world of nineteenth-century science, looking at the diverse roles of Louis Agassiz, his son Alexander, and Charles Darwin and reflecting on how the search for the truth shed new light on the formation of Earth and its natural wonders. more...