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Snook Recover After 2010 Cold Snap
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,560. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Scuba & Snorkeling, Nonfiction » Science & 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: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,760. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Scuba & Snorkeling, Nonfiction » Science & 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 & 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 & 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.
Spadefish Have to Dig Their Way Out of a Hole
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,650. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Scuba & Snorkeling, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Marine Life
Spadefish are the only species of its family that reside in the Western Atlantic. In the Pacific there are at least six species, where they are commonly known as batfish. While they are common in the Keys, in other parts of the Caribbean they are not as prevalent. I’ve seen schools numbering in the hundreds from Molasses up to Carysfort. One of the largest schools I’ve seen was on Deep French.
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 & 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.
The Brass Section of the Reef
Series: Marine Life. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,720. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2017. 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. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,580. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2017. 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. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,570. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2017. 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. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,710. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2017. 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.