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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.
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.
Ocean Life: Further Journeys Into The Abyss
Series: Ocean Life, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 11,520. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Marine Biology, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Earth Sciences / Oceanography
Follow recent expeditions exploring undersea volcanic vents in the Cayman Trough, including the first manned mission to the deepest known vents, more than three miles down on the ocean floor, in search of new species and the future of our own.
Field Notes from a Cruise
Price: Free! Words: 8,530. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Marine Biology
In 2004, with the goal of not only seeing, but touching, a whale, I boarded Searcher out of San Diego. This narrative was composed mostly on board and two weeks later, at the end, in the Cabo airport. And yes, I did touch a whale.
Weeds That Swim For Fishes That Don’t
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,360. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Marine Biology, Essay » Literature
Join us as we compare and contrast the sargassumfish with the four-winged flying fish, seemingly incompatible forms closely coexisting far out at sea. The first has fins resembling hands and the second has fins resembling wings, but both depend on a ‘seaweed’ that – floating freely – seems the most uncoupled of all from its evolutionary moorings.
Shark On Line
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 18,360. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Fishing, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Marine Biology
Share the excitement as sharks are landed and learn how annual fishing tournaments are providing scientists with valuable data about these fearsome predators.
Glimpses of the Palace of the Sea Goddess
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,280. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Marine Biology, Essay » Literature
44 small and heartful stories that a sea life and people of Okinawa weave.
Ocean life: expeditions and essays exploring the abyss
Series: Ocean Life, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 17,860. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Marine Biology, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Earth Sciences / Oceanography
Follow recent scientific expeditions exploring volcanic vents on the ocean floor, where hot mineral-rich water nourishes lush colonies of deep-sea creatures, with articles about the search for new species of marine life in previously unseen parts of our planet.

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