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Updated in 2015. This book is the first and only field guide to more than 100 common seaweeds, seagrasses, and marine lichens of Alaska. Filled with color photos and clearly written descriptions, and printed on water-resistant paper, it is a must-have addition to the reference collections of any scientist, coastal monitor, naturalist, educator, student, or beachcomber interested in Alaska’s coastal ecosystems. Author Mandy Lindeberg is a biologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Juneau, Alaska. In 2006 she discovered a new genus of kelp, golden V (depicted on the cover), in the Aleutian Islands. Coauthor Sandra Lindstrom is a professor at the University of British Columbia and has published many journal articles and books on algae.
“Fish to schools” project leaders at the University of Alaska Fairbanks have produced a new guide to help buyers purchase Alaska seafood for student lunches. Buyers can access information on suppliers, fish species and product, and delivery option in their region. Serving Alaska seafood in schools can enhance food security, improve diet quality, and strengthen markets for sustainably harvested fish
This field guide features 63 species of sea stars in the nearshore subtidal community of the Aleutian Islands, Alaska, an understudied region because of its remoteness, adverse weather, and rocky bottoms that inhibit collecting. The book is the result of sea star collections made during 840 scuba dives throughout the Aleutians by the authors, plus observation and research, and includes several recently described species. Biologists, divers, and naturalists are among those who will find the guide useful, and all who view the photographs will be stunned by the beauty of the sea stars.
Project outcomes show vessel owners how much energy each vessel system and its operations consume—propulsion, electrical, hydraulics, and refrigeration. Based on energy audits engineers recommend several conservation measures: slowing down, “right sizing” generators, turning off electrical devices when not needed, declutching hydraulics when not in use, and purchasing premium efficiency compressors.
This symposium proceedings features peer-reviewed contributions on new approaches to solving fishery bycatch issues worldwide. Articles include new technologies, industry-derived solutions, incentive programs, new regulatory approaches, and studies on social and economic implications related to unwanted fishery bycatch.
This guide to marine mammals and sea turtles of Hawaii, California, Oregon, and Washington is ideal for use on boats, on beach walks, and in classrooms, offices, laboratories, and homes. The wire-o binding makes it easy to flip through the durable, waterproof pages and keep the book open to the desired page. Kate Wynne, leading marine mammal field biologist, describes species behavior, dive pattern, habitat, life history, and interactions with humans. She explains how to distinguish whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, sea lions, sea otters, and sea turtles, and notes evolutionary adaptations for life in the sea. Each animal is represented by a color illustration by nature illustrator Garth Mix. Range maps show where the animals occur, and surface profile silhouettes are a great help for making positive identifications.
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