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Coral Fish: Coral Fish

Coral Fish: Coral Fish

by Linda M. Pitkin
     
 

ISBN-10: 1560988185

ISBN-13: 9781560988182

Pub. Date: 04/01/2001

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press

Coral reefs host an array of life so starling and vast that scientists continue to discover new species of fish in these tropical ecosystems. Self-contained yet sensitive to environmental change resulting from pollution, global climate shifts, overfishing, and unregulated tourism, coral reefs and their inhabitants fascinate marine biologists, conservationists,

Overview

Coral reefs host an array of life so starling and vast that scientists continue to discover new species of fish in these tropical ecosystems. Self-contained yet sensitive to environmental change resulting from pollution, global climate shifts, overfishing, and unregulated tourism, coral reefs and their inhabitants fascinate marine biologists, conservationists, swimmers, and divers alike.

In over one hundred color photographs, Coral Fish depicts the variety of fish supported by coral reefs around the world. Biology and award-winning photographer Linda Pitkin describes the ways in which fish have adapted to their environment, detailing each group's behaviors as well as their sizes, shapes, and colors. In addition to providing an overview of coral reef formation and development, she also summarizes the threats to coral reef viability as well as steps toward conservation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560988182
Publisher:
Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date:
04/01/2001
Series:
Smithsonian's Natural World Series
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
The coral reef environment
Butterflysfishes and angelfishes
Damselfishes and anemonefishes
Groupers and seabasses
Wrasses
Grazers and crushers
Bottom-dwelling fishes
Hiding amongst corals
Nocturnal fishes
Hunters
Conservation: managing the resource
Glossary
Index

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