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Snook Recover After 2010 Cold Snap
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,560. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Scuba & Snorkeling, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Marine Biology
All in all, snook demonstrate a great comeback for an iconic species with some protection in place, the positive effect of spillover from protection as a fishery management technique, and the importance of protecting diverse habitats to ensure the transition of juveniles to the adult population.
The Eagle Has Landed... or Not
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,760. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Scuba & Snorkeling, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Marine Biology
One of the most popular charismatic mega fauna in our waters is the spotted eagle ray. Kim Bassos-Hull, from Mote Marine Laboratory, has been collecting data in the Florida Keys to enhance and expand her studies, but as of today, no critical habitats for feeding, mating and pupping have been found. Kim and the Mote crew have captured, documented and tagged over 300 rays in the last 4 years.
Oh! Those Sweet Red Lips!
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Scuba & Snorkeling, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Marine Biology
I want to spend more time watching redlip blennies. They mate beginning at first light in two week cycles that start ten days before the full moon. The mating sessions last about three hours each morning, and males generally have female visitors every day. Sometimes the same females come back, but usually there are different mixes among males and females.
Damselfish May Be More Aggressive Than You Think
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Scuba & Snorkeling, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Marine Biology
How aggressive are damselfish, pound for pound? As it turns out, divers invading their space is not the only thing damselfish exhibit aggression over. I don’t blame them for defending their territory when I’m trying to get a shot. That’s common, and can be comical. The species in our waters vary in size, color and behavior. There is an excellent, detailed chapter on all the damselfish species.
Wrasses: the Smartest Fish?
Series: Marine Life. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Scuba & Snorkeling, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Marine Biology
Wrasses are a large and diverse family, and seem to be everywhere. They are quick and colorful. Perhaps some of the most vibrant colors on our reefs belong to the family of wrasses. Worldwide there are over five hundred species of wrasse. Here we have about twenty. Most species are carnivorous, feeding on small crustaceans.
This Goat Is a Hero
Series: Marine Life. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,690. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Scuba & Snorkeling, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Marine Biology
Classified as a “nuclear” species, goatfish truly play a leadership role. Other species are attracted to the substratum-disturbing foraging. And when several goatfish are involved in the fray, the groupies increase in number and diversity. Goatfish groups attract up to six follower species. While many of the follower species eat the same food, the goatfish don’t seem to mind.
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.

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