Coral Reef Animals of the Indo-Pacific: Animal Life from Africa to Hawaii Exclusive of the Vertebrates

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This new field guide will describe approximately l,000 species of invertebrates and tunicates that are found in the Central and Western Pacific and Indian Oceans. The narrative for each species will include a description of the animal and discuss its natural history and distribution. The photographs for this field guide have been contributed by 36 of the world's best underwater photographers.

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Dr. Terrence M. Gosliner and Dr. Gary C. Williams are curators of invertebrate zoology at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, and have published some 180 scientific papers and popular articles in the life sciences. They are both graduates of the University of California at Berkeley.

Terry obtained his Ph.D in Zoology from the University of New Hampshire, and is a world authority on opisthobranch mollusks. He has authored "Nudibranchs of Southern Africa," published by Sea Challengers. Terry is Senior Curator of Malacology at the Academy.

Gary earned his Doctorate in Zoology from the University of Cape Town, and is an internationally recognized authority on octocoral coelenterates. He is the author of "Coral Reef Octocorals," published by the Durban Natural Science Museum. Gary is Chairman of the Academy's Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Geology.

Both authors are currently focusing their field research in the tropical Pacific.

David W. Behrens is a Research Associate of the California Academy of Sciences, and has been a biologist with Pacific Gas and Electric Company since 1974. He is currently Senior Research Associate for Research and Development at PG&E. Dave holds a Master's degree in Marine Biology from San Francisco State University. He has authored over 60 technical and popular papers on the taxonomy of eastern Pacific nudibranch mollusks, fish population dynamics, and grey whale ecology. Dave is the author of "Pacific Coast Nudibranchs," also published by Sea Challengers.

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...beautiful field guide, and full-color picture book that may inspire you,..or get you to take up diving. -- Aquarium Fish Magazine

...enrich the experience of the diver, aquarist, and the student of coral reefs...fine field companion for work or pleasure. -- The Veliger

...groundbreaking guide we have all been waiting for...the product of a collaboration of three scientists:... -- F.A.M.A.

...superb reference...something I wish I would have had on diving expeditions in years past...highly useful... -- Wilderness and Environmental Medicine - Official publication of the Wildereness Medical Society Vol. 10, Number 3

...this book truly presents the best color images depicting necessary diagnostic features for accurate identification. -- Opisthobranch Newsletter - Vol. 22, Number 5

A pleasure...Without any hesitation, the low price for more than 300 pages of wonders is well-invested. -- Spixiana

Contains some 1100 full color photos contributed by 50 top underwater photographers...identifications are accurate.. -- Chris Newbert's Newsletter

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