Coral Reefs

Cities Under the Sea

Author: N.A

Publisher: Darwin Press Incorporated


Category: Science

Page: 177

View: 9201

"Although the beauty and diversity of reef species may appear as marvelous decoration, this biodiversity is important for the survival of the reef community. The various ecological, or functional, roles performed by different species provide a degree of social security enabling the reef community as a whole to sustain itself through time."--From book jacket.

A City Under the Sea

Life in a Coral Reef

Author: Norbert Wu

Publisher: Atheneum

ISBN: 9780689318962

Category: Coral reef animals

Page: 28

View: 9040

Describes the formation of coral reefs and the plant and animal life that lives in and around them.

The Coral Reef

A Giant City Under the Sea

Author: Stephen Person

Publisher: Bearport Publishing

ISBN: 1597168696

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 1154

"Welcome to the coral reef--a giant city under the sea. Here you'll discover how tiny coral polyps form stony skeletons that become large 'buildings' rising up from the ocean floor. You'll also find out how clownfish, parrotfish, and other colorful residents depend on the reef--and on one another--to survive"--P. [4] of cover.

Science Comics: Coral Reefs

Cities of the Ocean

Author: Maris Wicks

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1626721459

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 4462

Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic--dinosaurs, coral reefs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, flying machines, and more. These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects. Whether you're a fourth grader doing a natural science unit at school or a thirty-year-old with a secret passion for airplanes, these books are for you! This volume: in Coral Reefs, we learn all about these tiny, adorable sea animals! This absorbing look at ocean science covers the biology of coral reefs as well as their ecological importance. Nonfiction comics genius Maris Wicks brings to bear her signature combination of hardcore cuteness and in-depth science.

Coral Reefs

Secret Cities of the Sea

Author: Anne Sheppard

Publisher: Natural History Museum, London

ISBN: 9780565093563

Category: Coral reefs and islands

Page: 112

View: 6494

Written by a reef ecology expert, this beautifully illustrated guide to coral reefs provides a timely reminder of the beauty and importance of these essential ecosystems Home to a quarter of all marine species, coral reefs are one of the most spectacular and diverse habitats on the planet. Drawing on the latest scientific research taking place across the globe, this book discusses the importance of coral reefs for sea and coastal life. It describes the diverse varieties of coral reef and their many and varied inhabitants, and explains how they adapt to their ever-changing environment. It also looks at how they provide a food resource, livelihood, and coastal protection for many millions of people, as well as examining the threats to their existence and the latest conservation methods. It's illustrated with images of live reefs from around the world and specially photographed specimens from the Natural History Museum, London, including corals of great significance collected on early and more recent expeditions.

Hello, Fish!

Visiting the Coral Reef

Author: Sylvia A. Earle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781439552339

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

View: 9242

An underwater explorer takes a tour of the ocean and introduces such fish as the damselfish, rainbow scorpionfish, and brown goby.

The Underwater Alphabet Book

Author: Jerry Pallotta

Publisher: Charlesbridge

ISBN: 1632895471

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6295

This familiar favorite in Jerry Pallotta's best-selling alphabet book series takes you underwater to explore the coral reef. From Angelfish to Zebra Pipefish, an alphabet of amazing tropical creatures leads us through this important ecological system. Vivid, color illustrations enhance a fact-filled, entertaining text which teaches the young and not-so-young reader about the fascinating life on the coral reef.

Under the Sea

Author: Anna Milbourne

Publisher: Usborne Books

ISBN: 9781409539087

Category: Children's stories

Page: 24

View: 9808

Find out what goes on under the sea, in this beautifully illustrated picture book.

Adventure Beneath the Sea

Living in an Underwater Science Station

Author: Kenneth Mallory

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781590786079

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 6904

Describes how the author and the photographer trained for and spent a week living in the Aquarius, a forty-three-foot long underwater habitat in the Florida Keys that holds six people, where they did research on fish movements and behavior.

Coral Reefs in the Microbial Seas

Author: Forest Rohwer,Merry Youle

Publisher: Plaid Pub

ISBN: 9780982701201

Category: Science

Page: 201

View: 5448

"The influence of fishing, nutrients, bacteria, viruses, and climate change on nature's most wondrous constructs"--Cover.

Wild Ocean

America's Parks Under the Sea

Author: Sylvia A. Earle,Wolcott Henry

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nature

Page: 223

View: 3389

Explores America's twelve marine sanctuaries, from the relics of lost ships at Monitor Marine Sanctuary in North Carolina to the huge underwater cliffs in Monterey Bay, California

Over in the Ocean

In a Coral Reef

Author: Marianne Berkes

Publisher: Dawn Publications

ISBN: 1584694564

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 36

View: 6090

Teachers and parents, take note: this book is already a classic. Two geniuses--author and illustrator--came into perfect alignment to create this book. The author has kids thinking it is entertainment while adults think it is a great lesson about the ocean. The genius of the illustrator is obvious. With painstaking detail each illustration is created entirely of polymer clay, then photographed, creating a 3-D impression of tremendous vitality. Kids will sing, clap, and count their way among pufferfish that puff, gruntfishthat grunt, and seahorses that flutter, and begin to appreciate life in the ocean. And the art will inspire many a project. Plus there are several pages of extension ideas for curriculum and art projects as well as resources on the web and elsewhere. Please note: The board book edition is 28 pages. It includes suggestions for children to do body movements as the text is read. It does not include additional information about the animals, rainforests, and the score of the song as is in the hardback and paperback editions.

Ocean Soul

Author: Brian Skerry

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426208162

Category: Photography

Page: 263

View: 7653

A collection of Brian Skerry's ocean photography, including sharks in the Bahamas, leatherback sea turtles in Trinidad, and right whales in the Auckland Islands.

Underwater Eden

Saving the Last Coral Wilderness on Earth

Author: Gregory S. Stone,David Obura

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226775609

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 5559

“It was the first time I’d seen what the ocean may have looked like thousands of years ago.” That’s conservation scientist Gregory S. Stone talking about his initial dive among the corals and sea life surrounding the Phoenix Islands in the South Pacific. Worldwide, the oceans are suffering. Corals are dying off at an alarming rate, victims of ocean warming and acidification—and their loss threatens more than 25 percent of all fish species, who depend on the food and shelter found in coral habitats. Yet in the waters off the Phoenix Islands, the corals were healthy, the fish populations pristine and abundant—and Stone and his companion on the dive, coral expert David Obura, determined that they were going to try their best to keep it that way. Underwater Eden tells the story of how they succeeded, against great odds, in making that dream come true, with the establishment in 2008 of the Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA). It’s a story of cutting-edge science, fierce commitment, and innovative partnerships rooted in a determination to find common ground among conservationists, business interests, and governments—all backed up by hard-headed economic analysis. Creating the world’s largest (and deepest) UNESCO World Heritage Site was by no means easy or straightforward. Underwater Eden takes us from the initial dive, through four major scientific expeditions and planning meetings over the course of a decade, to high-level negotiations with the government of Kiribati—a small island nation dependent on the revenue from the surrounding fisheries. How could the people of Kiribati, and the fishing industry its waters supported, be compensated for the substantial income they would be giving up in favor of posterity? And how could this previously little-known wilderness be transformed into one of the highest-profile international conservation priorities? Step by step, conservation and its priorities won over the doubters, and Underwater Eden is the stunningly illustrated record of what was saved. Each chapter reveals—with eye-popping photographs—a different aspect of the science and conservation of the underwater and terrestrial life found in and around the Phoenix Islands’ coral reefs. Written by scientists, politicians, and journalists who have been involved in the conservation efforts since the beginning, the chapters brim with excitement, wonder, and confidence—tempered with realism and full of lessons that the success of PIPA offers for other ambitious conservation projects worldwide. Simultaneously a valentine to the diversity, resilience, and importance of the oceans and a riveting account of how conservation really can succeed against the toughest obstacles, Underwater Eden is sure to enchant any ocean lover, whether ecotourist or armchair scuba diver.

The Octonauts and the Great Ghost Reef

Author: Meomi (Firm)

Publisher: Immedium

ISBN: 1597020192

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 36

View: 7549

When the Octonauts, a team of eight animals who explore the ocean, discover a bleached and abandoned coral reef, they learn about the important relationships among animals, plants, and their habitats.

Coral Seas

Author: Roger Steene

Publisher: New Holland Australia(AU)

ISBN: 9781859740392

Category: Coral reef biology

Page: 271

View: 3224

In CORAL SEAS, Roger Steene, portrays microscopic plant and animal life, larger marine animals and corals, with dramatic photos of submerged landscapes as well as surface landscapes surrounding reefs and lagoons.

The Coral Reef Tunnel Book

Take a Peek Under the Sea!

Author: Tunnel Vision,Joan Sommers

Publisher: Tunnel Vision Books

ISBN: 9780975415023

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 16

View: 1360

Concertina fold tunnel book expands to show a dioramic coral reef, the features and animals of which are identified in the accompanying booklet.

The Underwater Museum

The Submerged Sculptures of Jason deCaires Taylor

Author: Jason deCaires Taylor

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452137560

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 9819

A one-of-a-kind blend of art, nature, and conservation, The Underwater Museum re-creates an awe-inspiring dive into the dazzling under-ocean sculpture parks of artist Jason deCaires Taylor. Taylor casts his life-size statues from a special kind of cement that facilitates reef growth, and sinks them to the ocean floor. There, over time, the artworks attract corals, algae, and fish, and evolve into beautiful and surreal installations that are also living reefs. This volume brings readers face to face with these wonders and explains the science behind their creation. Ocean enthusiasts, divers, art lovers, and anyone entranced by the natural world will be instantly engrossed by this pearl of a book.

Coral Reefs

Author: Jason Chin

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1596435631

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 8036

A young girl gets quite a surprise when the text of a library book she is reading transforms her surroundings into those of a teeming-with-life coral reef!