The Marine Biology of the South China III

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This volume then is an international perspective on the South China Sea by scientists who research it and are concerned for its future.

Hong Kong University Press

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This volume then is an international perspective on the South China Sea by scientists who research it and are concerned for its future.

Hong Kong University Press

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Presents 43 papers from the October/November 1996 conference in Hong Kong. The papers examine the general themes of taxonomy and biological diversity, biology and ecology, and coastal zone management and conservation of biological resources. Specific topics include: the echinoderm fauna of Hainan Island, the foraging behavior of a tropical herbivorous crab, development and conservation in Singapore coastal reefs, heavy metal concentration in barnacles in Hong Kong, the seasonal cycle of growth and reproduction in Hong Kong seagrass, and the distribution of butterfly fishes in the coastal waters of Vietnam. Distributed by ISBS. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789622094611
  • Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
  • Publication date: 8/11/1998
  • Pages: 612

Table of Contents

Introduction
Acknowledgements
List of Participants
Previous Conference Proceedings
Conference Programme
Species of Hong Kong Sargassum and their biogeography 3
The hermatypic Scleractinia of South Vietnam 11
The anatomy of Cassidula Ferussac, 1821 and a case for the revival of the Cassidulinae Odhner, 1925 25
Zoogeographic affinities of Hong Kong Opisthobranchia (Mollusca: Gastropoda) 43
Biodiversity of subtidal benthic polychaetes in Hong Kong coastal waters 57
The echinoderm fauna of Hainan Island 75
Comparison of hypocotyl morphology and seedling growth between normal and albino propagules of Kandelia candel (L.) Druce: a re-evaluation of the roles of vivipary in mangroves 83
Zoogeographic trends in some Hong Kong arthropods 91
The species composition of coral reef fishes in the Spratly Islands, central South China Sea 113
Sipunculans from the South China Sea 129
The occurrence and distribution of butterflyfishes (Pisces: Chaetodontidae) in the coastal waters of Vietnam 143
The distribution of hermatypic scleractinian corals at Cape d'Aguilar, Hong Kong 151
Acid sulphate soil in China: its distribution and classification 165
Formation and evolution of soils in the South China Sea islands 175
Understanding biodiversity: adaptive radiations of predatory marine gastropods 187
The expression of foreign genes in Laminaria japonica (Laminariales: Phaeophyta) 209
The fisheries potential of the Kalayaan Island Group, South China Sea 219
Foraging behaviour of the tropical herbivorous crab, Grapsus albolineatus: time minimiser or nutrient maximiser? 227
Haemolymph pH and oxygen levels in a naturally stressed tropical limpet, Cellana grata 239
Seasonal cycle of growth and reproduction in the seagrass Zostera japonica in Hong Kong 247
Patterns of reproduction in marine fishes of Hong Kong and adjacent waters 261
Photophysiological studies of the soft coral Sinularia in the turbid waters of Singapore 275
A review of finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides) from the South China Sea 287
Feeding behaviour and food of seahorses in Vietnam 307
The development of Nassarius festivus (Powys, 1835) (Gastropoda: Nassariidae) in Hong Kong 321
Holocene foraminiferal distribution in the Pearl River Estuary and vicinity 333
Coastal zone management and conservation in the South China Sea 345
Singapore coral reefs: balancing development and conservation 355
A Geographic Information System for the study of Hong Kong's marine ecology 369
The soil microbial function of a Kandelia candel mangrove: degradation of diesel oil 389
Heavy metal concentrations in barnacles (Tetraclita squamosa) in Hong Kong: a revisit 397
Trace metal concentrations in decapod crustaceans from North Lantau waters, Hong Kong 411
Organochlorines in Chinese white dolphins (Sousa chinensis) and Finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides) in Hong Kong 423
Demographics of the seahorse Hippocampus comes in the central Philippines 439
Biological parameters of two exploited seahorse species in a Vietnamese fishery 449
Prospects for community-based seahorse aquaculture in Vietnam 465
Floating fish aggregating devices (FADs) around Cuatro Islas, Leyte, Philippines: their impacts on fisheries 475
An investigation of benthic recolonization at a backfilled marine borrow pit in Hong Kong 489
Establishment of marine protected areas in Hong Kong 509
Legal and management issues pertinent to the deployment of artificial reefs in Hong Kong 519
Artificial reef development: a marine protected area approach 529
Hong Kong's Marine Parks Ordinance and designation of the first marine parks and reserves: where next? 541
Cross-border pollution and sustainability in Hong Kong: the need for an integrated approach with China 563
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