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All Puffed Up
Series: Marine Life. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,650. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Scuba & Snorkeling, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Marine Biology
Puffers are a group of fish I like to shoot, especially the big ones. They have a shy, jovial personality. At least they always look like they are smiling. Puffers are related to boxfish, and are also toxic, but in a different way. I found references to two toxins, tetrodotoxin (TTX) and saxitoxin (STX), which are nerve agents. They are chemically distinct, but act on the nervous system similarly.
A Whale of a Good Time (Maybe)
Series: Marine Life. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,740. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Scuba & Snorkeling, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Marine Biology
As I stood on the boat with my morning coffee and watched the people pile in the boats and head out to the whale sharks, my immediate reaction was “we are in a whale shark theme park”. I believe it’s become more about the peso than the whale shark. I can’t blame them for developing the tourism business, but is there a balance that can be reached? This has spawned a great deal of controversy.
Let's Wake Up an Eel and Go Hunting
Series: Marine Life. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,780. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Scuba & Snorkeling, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Marine Biology
While the majority of observations during the day are while eels are resting or on a cleaning station, a few times I have seen an eel coupled with a grouper. The first time I saw it was on the Winch Hole. A graysby came to a stop on a pile of rubble, and a goldentail came out from its lair. At first they just sort of looked at each other, then came cheek to cheek, touched, and took off together.
Hogfish Heaven?
Series: Marine Life. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,740. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Scuba & Snorkeling, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Marine Biology
Hogfish got their name because they root around the sea floor, like a hog roots around the barnyard. I have been following the size limit discussions for the last several years, and to me the essential point is this: if we don’t increase the size limit and let them grow another year or two, the chances of maintaining a sustainable fishery may be a huge issue in the future.
Buoy System Invented in the Florida Keys Helps Protect Reefs Everywhere
Price: Free! Words: 2,570. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Scuba & Snorkeling, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Marine Biology
The Mooring Buoy System started with an idea, was implemented on a small scale, and grew to become a world dominating practice. John Halas got permission to set 6 experimental mooring buoys on French Reef, which are still in use today. In a modern era where most of the world’s reefs are in trouble, the implications for reef conservation from the mooring buoy system are incalculable.
Cleaning Stations: the Ultimate Hygiene System
Series: Marine Life. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,890. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Marine Biology, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Scuba & Snorkeling
Cleaning stations are an essential element in reef ecology. All three parties - cleaners, clients and parasites - are part of a big matrix that runs the gamut from mutually beneficial to intrusive or harmful.
Diving the Spiegel Grove... Wreck or Reef?
Series: Wreck. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,740. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Scuba & Snorkeling, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Marine Biology
The Spiegel Grove has a wealth of opportunity for great diving. It’s just plain fun, sprinkled with a bit of a challenge at times.
Yellow Stingray Population Declines in the Keys - What Does it Mean?
Series: Marine Life. Price: Free! Words: 2,660. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Marine Biology, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Scuba & Snorkeling
One topic that caught my eye was a study about the changes in the population of yellow stingrays in various parts of the Caribbean.  The Florida Keys had the largest decline, while Jamaica had an increase. Why is that significant? Why should we care about yellow stingrays?
Aquarius Habitat is Unique in the World
Series: Sanctuary Science. Price: Free! Words: 2,630. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Marine Biology, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Scuba & Snorkeling
There literally is no other place like this on earth. As a dive site, it’s sensational since the animals that live underneath and around the habitat are used to divers. But more important things take place there than being an incredible dive site. Everything from testing the newest technology to training astronauts is within the purview of Aquarius Reef Base.
Get The Reef Growing... Coral Restoration Is Coming To A Reef Near You
Price: Free! Words: 2,640. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Scuba & Snorkeling, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Marine Biology
There is good news and bad news about coral reefs. Bad news: reefs are in trouble. Many factors contribute to reef decline. Good news: there is a wholehearted effort to combat reef degradation. The Coral Restoration Foundation, in Key Largo, Florida, is a pioneer in growing and transplanting coral the reefs in the Florida Keys. Experience it with underwater photographer and writer Tim Grollimund.
Состояние мирового рыболовства и аквакультуры 2016 (SOFIA): Вклад в обеспечение всеобщей продовольственной безопасности и питания
Price: Free! Words: 76,270. Language: Russian. Published: July 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Marine Biology, Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
Цель настоящего выпуска доклада «Состояние мирового рыболовства и аквакультуры» заключается в предоставлении объективных, достоверных и актуальных данных и информации для широкого круга читателей – творцов политики, управленцев, ученых, заинтересованных сторон и фактически всех, кто тем или иным образом связан с рыболовством и аквакультурой.
Caulerpa Conquest: A Biological Eradication on the California Coast
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 46,200. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2016 by Open Books Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Marine Biology, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Ocean life
Rarely have global battles in the war on invasive species been successful. Even tougher is fighting a mutant genetic clone of a natural counterpart on a marine coast. The first known Western Hemisphere detection of the invasive algae Caulerpa taxifolia occurred in So. California. Caulerpa Conquest is the true story of the 2000 to 2006 precedent-setting local eradication effort.
El estado mundial de la pesca y la acuicultura 2016 (SOFIA): Contribución a la seguridad alimentaria y la nutrición para todos
Price: Free! Words: 99,180. Language: Spanish. Published: July 13, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Marine Biology
La publicación El estado mundial de la pesca y la acuicultura tiene como finalidad proporcionar datos e información objetivos, fiables y actualizados para una amplia variedad de lectores: responsables de la formulación de políticas, gestores, científicos, partes interesadas y todas las personas relacionadas con el sector de la pesca y la acuicultura.
La situation mondiale des pêches et de l’aquaculture 2016 : Contribuer à la sécurité alimentaire et à la nutrition de tous
Price: Free! Words: 97,580. Language: French. Published: July 11, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Marine Biology, Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
La présente édition du rapport sur La situation mondiale des pêches et de l’aquaculture vise à fournir des données et des informations objectives, fiables et actualisées à un large éventail de lecteurs – décideurs publics, gestionnaires, scientifiques, parties prenantes et plus généralement toute personne s’intéressant au secteur de la pêche et de l’aquaculture.
The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2016 (SOFIA): Contributing to food security and nutrition for all
Price: Free! Words: 76,370. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Marine Biology, Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
This issue of The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture aims to provide objective, reliable and up-to-date data and information to a wide range of readers – policy-makers, managers, scientists, stakeholders and indeed all those interested in the fisheries and aquaculture sector.
Fishing operations. 3. Best practices to improve safety at sea in the fisheries sector
Price: Free! Words: 57,820. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Marine Biology
These guidelines have been produced to support implementation of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries with regard to safety at sea in the fisheries sector. Their purpose is to enable relevant authorities to develop and implement strategies aimed at improved safety, health and conditions of service at sea in capture fisheries and aquaculture operations.
How to Frag Corals: A Simple Guide to Coral Propagation and Coral Fragging for the Marine Reef Aquarium
Price: $9.97 USD. Words: 35,860. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Marine Biology
How to Frag Corals: A Simple Guide to Coral Propagation and Coral Fragging for the Marine Reef Aquarium Hobbyist is a great book for coral aquarium hobbyists interested in learning how to frag corals for fun or for profit.
The (New) Marine Aquarium Reference Volume I
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 98,840. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Marine Biology
The (New) Marine Aquarium Reference Volume I: The Chemical Environment is the first of a five volume set of ebooks based on The Marine Aquarium Reference:Systems and Invertebrates by Martin A. Moe, Jr.This first volume covers over 92 topics dealing with the chemistry of natural seawater and the management of captive seawater in marine aquariums.
E. robustus: The Biology and Human History of Gray Whales
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,460. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Marine Biology, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Biology
Whether you are a casual whale watcher or an avid observer of these animals, there is something in this book for you. Extensively illustrated with over 140 color photographs, maps and line drawings, this book makes information on the biology and human history of gray whales. Topics range from migrations and basic anatomy of gray whales to the latest research on their genetics.
Aquascaping: Aquarium Landscaping Like a Pro
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 16,240. Language: American English. Published: October 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Marine Biology
This book will give you the facts to start your own aquarium and learn aquascaping freshwater and salt water tanks, from styles and design to set up with planting, lighting, substrate, coral, and ornaments, including live rock. You will also gain the knowledge of the nitrogen cycle and water testing for aquarium maintenance.

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