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.
Freshwater Fishing Essentials
A Folding Pocket Guide to Gear, Techniques & Useful Tips
Paperback ISBN: 1620053055
Freshwater Fishing Essentials is a convenient quick reference to the topics every angler needs to know. This pocket guide provides information on all the basics including essential equipment; fishing methods for different species; where to find fish on lakes and rivers; when to fish; the most common species of freshwater fish and the hook size that applies to each, and how to land, gut and fillet a fish. This lightweight, waterproof folding guide is an indispensable source of information for anyone who loves to fish. Made in the USA.
Your First Marine Aquarium
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0764136755
Starting a marine aquarium is an fairly complex undertaking for ambitious aquarium hobbyists. This bookÂ’s author discusses many aspects of marine aquarium maintenance and presents clear instructions on creating the correct water chemistry and environment in which saltwater animals can flourish. This book is a title in BarronÂ’s extensive line of Complete Pet OwnerÂ’s Manuals . Heavily illustrated with color photos and instructive line art, these books present information on housing, feeding, health care, the title animalÂ’s traitsÂ—and where applicable, on grooming, training, and breeding. Each book is individually written by a trainer, breeder, veterinarian, or other animal specialist. The titles cover virtually all animals that are kept as pets, and include a wide selection of dog and cat breeds, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians, small mammals, and even some insects and arachnids.
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 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.
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.
What a Fish Knows
The Inner Lives of Our Underwater Cousins
Paperback ISBN: 0374537097
A New York Times Bestseller Do fishes think? Do they really have three-second memories? And can they recognize the humans who peer back at them from above the surface of the water? In What a Fish Knows, the myth-busting ethologist Jonathan Balcombe addresses these questions and more, taking us under the sea, through streams and estuaries, and to the other side of the aquarium glass to reveal the surprising capabilities of fishes. Although there are more than thirty thousand species of fish—more than all mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians combined—we rarely consider how individual fishes think, feel, and behave. Balcombe upends our assumptions about fishes, portraying them not as unfeeling, dead-eyed feeding machines but as sentient, aware, social, and even Machiavellian—in other words, much like us. What a Fish Knows draws on the latest science to present a fresh look at these remarkable creatures in all their breathtaking diversity and beauty. Fishes conduct elaborate courtship rituals and develop lifelong bonds with shoalmates. They also plan, hunt cooperatively, use tools, curry favor, deceive one another, and punish wrongdoers. We may imagine that fishes lead simple, fleeting lives—a mode of existence that boils down to a place on the food chain, rote spawning, and lots of aimless swimming. But, as Balcombe demonstrates, the truth is far richer and more complex, worthy of the grandest social novel. Highlighting breakthrough discoveries from fish enthusiasts and scientists around the world and pondering his own encounters with fishes, Balcombe examines the fascinating means by which fishes gain knowledge of the places they inhabit, from shallow tide pools to the deepest reaches of the ocean. Teeming with insights and exciting discoveries, What a Fish Knows offers a thoughtful appraisal of our relationships with fishes and inspires us to take a more enlightened view of the planet’s increasingly imperiled marine life. What a Fish Knows will forever change how we see our aquatic cousins—the pet goldfish included.