[Coral-List] tropical fish books (Michael Harvey)

Debbie Winton dwinton at earthwatch.org.uk
Tue Dec 2 12:24:11 EST 2008


Having used it extensively myself when working in the Western Indian
Ocean, I highly recommend the Collins guide to Coral Reef Fish (Lieske &
Myers, ISBN-10: 0007111118).  Another good book (with photos rather than
pictures and is good to use in conjunction with the Collins guide) is
Reef Fish Identification Tropical Pacific (Allen, Steene & Humann,
ISBN-10: 1878348361).  I know they do a Caribbean version too, Reef Fish
Identification: Florida, Caribbean, Bahamas (Humann, ISBN-10:
1878348302), but I haven't used it myself so can't comment on how good
it is.

Debbie Winton

Research Officer
Earthwatch Institute (Europe)
Website: www.earthwatch.org/europe

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   1. NOAA Coral Reef International Strategy (Kacky.Andrews)
   2. Re: Critical Habitat for Threatened Corals Finalized (Gene Shinn)
   3. Job Opportunity: Science Program Director (Judy Gregoire)
   4. tropical fish books (Michael Harvey)
   5. PADI dive instructor offers free courses (leila cara)
   6. Re: Advise on the effects of tricaine methanesulfonate	on
      coral reef (Taratau Kirata)
   7. Acropora palmata colony photos (Zoe Richards)


Message: 1
Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2008 09:09:54 -0500
From: "Kacky.Andrews" <Kacky.Andrews at noaa.gov>
Subject: [Coral-List] NOAA Coral Reef International Strategy
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Message: 2
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 09:56:32 -0500
From: Gene Shinn <eshinn at marine.usf.edu>
Subject: Re: [Coral-List] Critical Habitat for Threatened Corals
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Todd, You hit the nail on the head with, " I think this is just 
another example of our government having all the right intentions but 
caught up in their own rules and regulations ending up with undesired 
consequences. " I have been having my own problems with the critical 
habitat designations but am well aware that at this point, 
"resistance if futile." Sarah is right " MUCH thought went into the 
proposal and finalization of these critical habitat designations." I 
know from talking with members of the recovery team (from which I was 
excluded). There was much thought but unfortunately not much science 
went into to the designations. We now have some large critical  areas 
designated where Acropora never lived during the past 6,000 years. 
Nothing will make it grow there if it would not grow there before 
humans moved into the Florida Keys. I pointed this  out throughout 
the designation process  knowing full well that the only input they 
wanted had to concur with their plans.   But, that's government at 
work. Relax and enjoy it.  Gene

No Rocks, No Water, No Ecosystem (EAS)
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E. A. Shinn, Courtesy Professor
University of South Florida
Marine Science Center (room 204)
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St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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Message: 3
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 08:03:33 -0800 (PST)
From: Judy Gregoire <judy_gregoire at yahoo.com>
Subject: [Coral-List] Job Opportunity: Science Program Director
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Seacamp Association, Inc is currently seeking applicants for the
position of Science Program Director. This is a leadership position that
requires an assertive individual with good supervisory skills, a team
attitude, sound judgment, initiative, flexibility, and excellent
communication skills. The Science Program Director is responsible for
hiring, training, and supervising Marine Science Instructors and Interns
as they lead interpretive programs for campers and visiting schools and
as they participate in support services required to run a residential
facility. US applicants only please. 
Company Description: Seacamp is a unique, nonprofit, tropical marine
science education facility located in the Florida Keys. All programs are
conducted through hands-on labs and activities and in the field on boats
utilizing SCUBA diving, snorkeling, wading and collecting. Programs
include summer camp for 12-17 year olds and residential, environmental
educational programs for visiting school groups.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate possesses: 
- an advanced degree in marine science, marine education, or a related
- minimum 5 years teaching experience; 
- boat handling experience; 
- supervisory and/or leadership experience in a residential outdoor
education center preferred; 
- SCUBA certification preferred
To apply: Send cover letter, resume, transcripts and three professional
references to info at seacamp.org, attention Jennifer Jennings. 
Seacamp Association, Inc. 
1300 Big Pine Avenue
Big Pine Key, FL 33043
Fax - 305-872-2555



Message: 4
Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2008 12:06:12 -0800
From: Michael Harvey <mharvey1 at shaw.ca>
Subject: [Coral-List] tropical fish books
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Could anyone please recommend books for fish identification in the 
Indian Ocean (East Africa, Zanzibar, Seychelles, Maldives). My interest 
is as an ecologist, recreational diver and photographer.

Similarly, what would you recommend for the Caribbean?


Michael Harvey
Victoria, BC, Canada


Message: 5
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 13:00:31 -0800 (PST)
From: leila cara <leilacara at yahoo.com>
Subject: [Coral-List] PADI dive instructor offers free courses
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?My name is Leila and I recently returned from Vanuatu and PNG. While I
was in Vanuatu I taught an open water scuba diving course to locals so
that they could protect their reefs. I was hoping to teach in PNG and we
had a request but scheduling got in the way. After lifving in Thailand
for 7 years and seeing how locals could not afford to learn to dive in
their own country, I have been trying to get involved with locals
protecting local waters on?SCUBA. I can teach through PADI divemaster.
Due to a hand injury?I got in a knife attack in PNG, I don't have a lot
of money for airfares at the moment but would still like to offer free
certifications in any way pissible to locals to protect?and monitor
their reefs. Please write to me if you have any dive education needs
through PADI as the sertifying agency. I really like to see locals
protecting and being divemasters on their own reefs. If there is any way
I can help my email is leilacara at yahoo.com
Thank you, Leila



Message: 6
Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2008 12:14:14 +1100
From: Taratau Kirata <taratauk at mfmrd.gov.ki>
Subject: Re: [Coral-List] Advise on the effects of tricaine
	methanesulfonate	on coral reef
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Dear all,

I am emailing to ask what are the effects of the chemical tricaine 
methanesulfonate also known as FINQUEL or MS-222 on the coral reef 
environment if used in the Live Reef Fish Food Trade to catch fish e.g. 
groupers and maori wrasse.

Best regards,

Taratau Kirata
Fisheries Officer
Ministry of Fisheries & Marine Resources Development


Message: 7
Date: Tue,  2 Dec 2008 13:53:29 +1000 (EST)
From: Zoe Richards <zoe.richards at jcu.edu.au>
Subject: [Coral-List] Acropora palmata colony photos
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I am searching for a in-situ photo of Acropora palmata that clearly
displays 'classic elkhorn colony growth form'.   Old photos are fine so
long as they have reasonably high resolution.   I would like to use the
photo in a scientific publication and the photographer will be credited.
If anyone would like to share their photos please contact me directly.  

Thanks kindly, 

Zoe Richards
Marine and Tropical Biology
James Cook University
Townsville, Qld, Australia 4814.
zoe.richards at jcu.edu.au


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