Great White Shark
Myth and Reality
Paperback ISBN: 1770859535
A comprehensive new look at the great white shark. Great White Shark covers all aspects of this great but sadly misunderstood ocean predator. There are three sections: Portrait of the Great White; Searching for the Great White; and Requiem for the Great White? Together they describe shark biology and behavior (some of it previously unknown, such as hunting in groups) and describe how researchers and conservationists study and protect sharks. The last section considers the plight of the shark and paints an accurate portrait of this remarkable creature. It also surveys the deadly dangers faced by great white sharks, such as finning and ocean garbage. More than 100 dramatic photographs of sharks fill the book. Topics include: - The role of the great white shark in marine ecosystems - Complete survey of great white shark biology and behavior - Great white shark attacks - Identifying and tagging sharks - Shark protection around the world - Range map and essential facts - Protection legislation - Further reading for adults and children, films and internet sites. Four experts -- underwater photographer Fr éric Buyle, oceanographer Catherine Vadon, marine zoologist Michael Scholl, and marine biologist Bernard Séret -- reflect on the future of the species now living on borrowed time. Great White Shark is an exciting new chapter in shark research.
Fish of Minnesota
Paperback ISBN: 1591931924
Impress your fishing buddies with the Fish of Minnesota Field Guide. It includes detailed illustrations and quick comparisons to ID the fish you catch. Plus, waterproof pages make the book safe to take on shore, in the boat or on the dock.
The New Encyclopedia of the Saltwater Aquarium
Hardcover ISBN: 1554071828
A comprehensive guide to creating a reef environment in the home aquarium. Designed with the beginning hobbyist in mind, this richly illustrated reference introduces the hobby of marine aquariums in a practical way. Explaining the technology and terminology clearly, Greg Jennings relates the aquarium setting to that of the natural saltwater environment and offers fascinating insights into the biology and the behavior of the most popular marine fish. Over 150 species of reef fish, invertebrates and algae are described: their distribution in the wild, size, behavior, diet, aquarium requirements and compatibility. A large, full color photograph appears for each featured species, with personal recommendations on the fish considered best for the beginner. The New Encyclopedia of the Saltwater Aquarium covers: - The natural history of saltwater fish - The pros and cons of the latest in equipment and technology - Saltwater aquarium setup and maintenance - starting out, water quality and temperature, tank decor, lighting and filters - Feeding, general care and health matters - An extensive illustrated selection of saltwater fish, invertebrates and algae. A glossary, suggestions for further reading and a list of useful websites round out this complete reference.
The Complete Guide to Freshwater and Saltwater Aquariums
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 1554074622
Presents tips for tropical freshwater fish owners, including information on aquariums, water management, aquarium plants, aquascaping, feeding, compatibility, maintenance, healthcare, and heating and lighting.
The Fish Market
Inside the Big-Money Battle for the Ocean and Your Dinner Plate
Hardcover ISBN: 1250079101
Recounts the stories of the people and places behind sustainable seafood in the United States, explaining the methods that investors, equity firms, and seafood landlords have used to leverage the sustainable seafood movement.
All Fishermen Are Liars
Paperback ISBN: 1451618328
From the Pacific Northwest to the Upper Midwest to the Canadian Maritimes, "America's best fishing writer" shares insights, musings and countless stories he has collected over a lifetime of fishing, proving that life's most valuable lessons are found while fly-fishing.
A Guide to Tropical Marine Life
Paperback ISBN: 1770851909
A practical, up-to-date, comprehensive guidebook for divers, naturalists and students, featuring more than 1000 color photographs of 800 species of ocean life. From tide pools to coral reefs and the open ocean beyond lies a world abounding with an assortment of colorful fish and fascinating creatures. The lure of the life that inhabits the ocean's reefs and open water is no secret to scuba enthusiasts and snorkelers who enjoy the opportunity to gaze upon this wonderful world through their dive masks. Reef Life identifies the most-likely encountered underwater life in the tropical marine environment, featuring more than 800 beautiful color photographs that provide the keys to this magnificent world. A gallery of more than 400 species offers readers an extensive identification guide to the most-likely encountered fishes and features each in detail: name, species, habitat, range and a description particular to the animal covered. With sections on invertebrates and algae, this guide reveals much about the range of animals and plants in the undersea ecosystem. Included is behavioral information on feeding, mimicry, and symbiosis, providing insights into natural survival strategies taking place among animals beneath the ocean surface. The clear, concise descriptions of the myriad of animals in the tropical oceans are collected in this handy, portable and comprehensive reference for use in the field or at the desk. The surveys of the tropical ocean regions and sea life around the world include: - The Caribbean - The Hawaiian Islands - French Polynesia - The Fijian Islands - The Philippines and South China Sea - Micronesia - The Indonesian Archipelago - Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands - The Great Barrier Reef - Western Thailand and Andaman Sea - The Maldives and Western Indian Ocean - The Red Sea - Tropical Eastern Pacific.
The World's Most Comprehensive Angling Reference
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 1632207028
Offers entries featuring photographs, specifications, and price information on hundreds of currently available rods, reels, lures, and lines for saltwater and freshwater angling.