[Coral-List] new field guide to crustaceans

Douglas Fenner dfenner at blueskynet.as
Mon Oct 4 00:21:35 EDT 2010

CRISP  (Coral Reef InitiativeS for the Pacific) in New Caledonia has released a gorgeous new field guide:

A guide to the decapod crustaceans of the South Pacific, by Joseph Poupin and Matthieu Juncker.  2010.  318 pp.

It is available online for free, and there is one edition in English, and another in French.

Go to:

You will find a number of other informative publications on a variety of reef topics as well at this web page, all free to download.

  There is also a printed version of the crustacean guide which has both languages, not sure how to get that, best to contact CRISP.

The photos are gorgeous, and the text informative, it covers 223 species.  There is a section of general information on crustaceans at the beginning of the book.  The book covers reef, shore, mangrove, stream, and terrestrial species.


American Samoa

News from "Science Now":  "Record Hot Summer Wrecks Havoc."

Science Now reports that NASA says this year so far is the hottest on record in the 131 years of record keeping.  Nearly 0.7 C hotter than the average from 1951 to 1980, and NOAA has found essentially the same thing using different data.  Nightime temperatures hit record highs in 37 states this summer.  The National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colorado, has found near-record ice area loss so far this year in the Arctic, and expects the area to hit a record low this year.  Ice volume is at a record low, 10,000 cubic kilometers lower than the average of the last 30 years.  Ice volume is being lost at 17% per decade.


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