Books tagged: marine biology

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Invasive Orange Cup Coral Silently Grows off the Keys
Pre-release—available May 20, 2017. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,850. Language: English. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Scuba & Snorkeling, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Marine Life
Orange cup coral is an invasive species. So far it has specialized on artificial reefs, dock pilings and oil rigs. On vertical surfaces, water movement, distance above the sea floor and less sedimentation than horizontal surfaces favor orange cup coral growth. Since most of our local reef structure does not have significant vertical wall structure, artificial reefs will be prime targets.
The Brass Section of the Reef
Series: Marine Life. Pre-release—available May 13, 2017. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,720. Language: English. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Scuba & Snorkeling, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Marine Life
Trumpet fish are part of the Syngnathiformes family. Don’t fret, I can’t pronounce it either. It’s actually quite a large group. Cousins include seahorses, pipefish, sea dragons, shrimpfish, and sea moths. Bony exteriors and small tube-like mouths are characteristics of syngnathids. Like seahorses, trumpetfish males carry the eggs. The scientific name actually translates as “flute mouth”.
File this Fish with the Shy Group
Series: Marine Life. Pre-release—available May 6, 2017. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,580. Language: English. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Scuba & Snorkeling, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Marine Life
Filefish have a protruding mouth with some very sharp teeth, similar to a triggerfish. They have narrow, compressed bodies with rough spiny scales and a front dorsal fin that can be raised or lowered. When the fin is raised, it resembles a file, which some reference sources say is the inspiration for the name. Filefish are another group of highly entertaining critters on the reef.
Look for the Fish in a Box
Series: Marine Life. Pre-release—available April 29, 2017. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,570. Language: English. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Scuba & Snorkeling, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Marine Life
When I want a chuckle, I look for a fish in a box. Not a cardboard box of fish like you get in a bait shop, but a body box that fits perfectly and is color matched to its occupant. I’m referring to a group of animals called boxfish. They look like little robots scooting around the reef in search of a new power source. The Energizer bunny with fins and armor - and in some cases, horns.
Schooling Activity is Alive and Well on the South End of Molasses
Series: Marine Life. Pre-release—available April 22, 2017. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,710. Language: English. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Scuba & Snorkeling, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Marine Life
Many reasons are given for schooling activity. Schooling occurs in up to eighty percent of species at some point in their life. Protection from predators, breeding and searching for food are top reasons cited for schooling behavior. There is also an advantage in riding the vortices created by the swimming motion of the fishes themselves - like a race car drafting behind the car in front of him.
Butterflyfish: Graceful Reef Gliders
Series: Marine Life. Pre-release—available April 15, 2017. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,530. Language: English. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Scuba & Snorkeling, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Marine Life
There’s one thing I can guarantee I’ll see on every dive. Some sort of butterflyfish will be wherever I’m going. The REEF fish identification book has six species listed in the Caribbean. I have five of them in my image inventory, and most likely will never see the other one. In the Pacific there are well over 100 species.
The Great Hamlet Debate
Series: Marine Life. Pre-release—available April 9, 2017. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,680. Language: English. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Scuba & Snorkeling, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Marine Life
There has been a debate on the number of hamlet species. The original classification was for one species, and color variations didn’t matter. Research is now shedding light on color differences. For example, the indigo hamlet is different in two ways. Another interesting study shows areas of concentration by color pattern, with blue hamlets being the dominant species in the Florida Keys.
Small Wonders on Reefs and Wrecks
Pre-release—available April 2, 2017. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,600. Language: English. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Scuba & Snorkeling, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Marine Life
If you are new to underwater photography, I applaud your entry into the submerged imaging realm. It’s your efforts that help spread the wonder and splendor of marine life found on reefs and wrecks. Your time, stories and photos are important. More than likely you will get better results shooting macro photography. Set yourself up for success by practicing and mastering macro photography first.
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.
Wherever You Go, There's No Place Like Home
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,520. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Scuba & Snorkeling, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Marine Life
Coming home to the Florida Keys is an exotic destination in itself. When I got home from the Philippines, it was like coming home to a vacation that was interrupted by another vacation. On our trip we did not come close to seeing a vast array of fish we see routinely on Snapper Ledge or the south end of Molasses Reef. There are not many places in America that hold that distinction.