Rocky Shores

Author: John Archer-Thomson
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472943147
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Rocky Shores explores the species, communities and landscape of the narrow strip of land along our coastline. Limited in extent it may be, but no other habitat in Britain is as extreme and dynamic. As the tide ebbs and flows, physical and chemical conditions can alter dramatically in a matter of minutes, yet an impressive number of life forms have adapted and even thrive in these challenging conditions. Rock pools dotted across the shore contain unique pockets of diversity, while the strandline at the high-tide mark supports a curious community of microbes and invertebrates that in turn attract birds and mammals. John Archer-Thomson and Julian Cremona gently guide the reader through the patterns of marine biodiversity that might be encountered on sheltered and exposed shores: from the inhospitable 'splash zone' to the repeatedly submerged lower shore, and everything in between. In addition to the ecology, there is also much to be said about our cultural and historical links with the shore, and the authors also reflect on what the future may hold for this beautiful but vulnerable coastal ecosystem. Filled with stunning photographs of rocky shores and their extraordinary inhabitants, this book will appeal to anyone with a love of the shore – from the occasional 'rockpooler' through to enthusiastic naturalist.

The Biology Of Rocky Shores

Author: Colin Little
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198549352
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This is an introduction to the study of marine rocky shores in the temperate zone. It is designed to encourage students and others to couple enormous intellectual rewards with the pleasure of working in some of the last easily accessible but relatively unspoilt places, and can be used as abasis for field courses, project work, or for lectures.Centred in North-West Europe, but using examples from all over the world, the book begins by considering the physical factors that characterize the habitat - primarily tides and waves - and goes on to assess how they influence the organisms that live within it. It describes how the behaviour andphysiology of individuals belonging to the major groups - algae, grazers, suspension feeders, and predators - are affected by their habitat, how their communities are structured, and discusses theories of community organization. For field courses, it suggests experiments and observations that can becarried out on the shore or in nearby laboratories. Finally, problems of pollution and conservation are considered in the context of their effects upon biodiversity.

Rocky Shores

Author: Stephen J. Hawkins
Editor: Sea Challengers
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Monitoring Rocky Shores

Author: Steven N. Murray
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520932715
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Monitoring changes in the intertidal zone of rocky shores has never been more critical. This sensitive habitat at the interface of land and ocean may well be the marine equivalent of the canary in a coal mine as we advance into an era of global climate change. This handbook describes effective methods and procedures for monitoring the ecological and environmental status of these areas. Written by three collaborating authors with extensive field experience, it provides critical discussions and evaluation of the various sampling techniques and field procedures for studies of intertidal macroinvertebrates, seaweeds, and seagrasses. Rather than prescribing standard protocols or procedures, the authors break down the decision-making process into various elements so investigators can become aware of the advantages and disadvantages of choosing a particular method or approach. Chapters discuss topics such as site selection, field sampling layouts and designs, selection of sampling units, nondestructive and destructive methods of quantifying abundance, and methods for measuring age, growth rates, size, structure, and reproductive condition.

Encyclopedia Of Tidepools And Rocky Shores

Author: Mark W. Denny
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520251182
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This is the book I have been waiting for! Written by experts in each field, this encyclopedia provides a wealth of information not only about the tidepool and shore life but also the oceanography associated with these habitats. This will be a major reference guide for years to come.--Dr. Nigella Hillgarth, Executive Director, Birch Aquarium at Scripps, Scripps Institution of Oceanography The Encyclopedia of Tidepools and Rocky Shores covers much more than one might guess. It ranges from oceanography, to physiology, biomechanics, and conservation science, along with the expected treatment of the diverse groups of organisms that live in those habitats. The coverage of each topic is kept short and comprehensible to almost everyone, from high schools to colleges, and certainly to the general public interested in learning more about this fascinating part of our natural world. Best of all, the editors have managed to get some of the best scientists in the world, the absolute experts in their fields, to write the articles. The relatively short length of each entry also makes this book an ideal source for assigned readings to accompany marine biology, ecology, or oceanography classes, laboratories and field trips. It will be much appreciated by teachers and students.--Ken Sebens, Director of the Friday Harbor Marine Laboratories, University of Washington The place where vast oceans meet the land is wondrous, complex and fascinating. Visitors from research scientists to toddlers have explored these ecosystems--one of nature's most popular theme parks. Anyone who has spent time amongst the sea stars, crabs and kelp departs full of unanswered questions. Now these questions can be answered by dipping into the Encyclopedia of Tidepools and Rocky Shores. The editors and contributors to this reference have created a new standard that will be an immediate classic.--Leon Panetta, Director, The Leon & Sylvia Panetta Institute for Public Policy This volume is a wonderful introduction to the hidden and fascinating world of rocky tidepools. Grab a copy and head out with your kids or students for an outdoor experience that's sure to get them hooked. From remarkable adaptations of marine algae to weird animal life histories, tidepools hold amazing stories to tell. They deserve our interest--and our care--as part of earth's natural systems that sustain us all.--Julie Packard, Executive Director, Monterey Bay Aquarium Tide pool lovers the world around will satisfy their curiosity, uncover new gems of insight and renew their wonder of nature at lands' end in this authoritative, fascinating and insightful compilation. Revealed within are the secrets of rocky shores and tide pools--that most dynamic of interfaces between the land and the sea, that treasure chest of rich biodiversity and keen insight, that world where science, literature, beauty and stewardship combine to form the now that integrates the past and tempts the future.--Jane Lubchenco, Oregon State University

Rocky Shores

Author: Konrad Hopkins
Editor: Paisley, Renfrewshire : Wilfion Books
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Rocky Shores

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Life On The Rocky Shores Of South Eastern Australia

Author: Christine Porter
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ISBN: 9781875100286
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This book is your essential pocket guide to any rocky shore or intertidal rock platform in Victoria, SA, Tasmania or NSW.Adults and children alike love exploring rockpools. Life on the Rocky Shores was first produced in 1980 to help people appreciate these wonderful environments.Now there's a completely revised, fullcolour edition describing 96 intertidal plants and animals.In 2002 the Victorian Government established 13 marine national parks and 11 marine sanctuaries, protecting around 5% of the state's marine areas.However, since then there have been no substantial marine protection initiatives in Victoria. To reclaim our state's position as a leader in marine and coastal conservation both within Australia and internationally, the VNPA believes that the State Government should now commit to protecting more of Victoria's marine areas,in line with current international standards.Climate change, overexploitation of marine resources, marine pollution and other threats and issues make this an even more urgent task.By raising people's awareness of marine environments, this book will help conserve rocky shores and their flora and fauna into the future.

Rocky Shores

Author: Nan Arnstein
Editor: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781503386556
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Charles Farmer, a nine year old veteran of the foster care system has been relocated to live with the Williamsons', a family who live Rocky Shores. Charles begins a new life on Hinkley Street. As Charles navigates his new school and teachers, he learns that not all change is bad. Charles discovers the power of music and the effect it has on his chaotic and unsure existence.

Marine Rocky Shores And Community Ecology

Author: Robert T. Paine
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The Ecology Of The Rocky Shores Of Sherkin Island

Author: Gillian Bishop
Editor: Sherkin Island Marine Station Publications
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Biogeographical Studies Of Rocky Shores Near Point Conception California

Author: Richard Foster Doyle
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Life Between Tidemarks On Rocky Shores

Author: Thomas Alan Stephenson
Editor: W.H. Freeman
ISBN: 9780716706878
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Down At The Rocky Shore

Author: Ron Prestage
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ISBN: 9780473379131
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Lyrics and music by Ron Prestage, former principal of Enner Glynn School, Nelson with illustrations by Polly Rabbits. This book comes with a CD and music. The Rocky Shore Conservation Rocky shores are found where the sea meets the land. The constant wave action and rise and fall of the tides make these rocky shores tough places to live in. 'Take care of all you find, You must be extra kind' Tread carefully. Dont trample plants or animals. If you move a rock place it carefully back where it was. Leave creatures where you found them. Leave attached seaweeds in place. Handle creatures with care and wet hands.

Southeast Alaska S Rocky Shores

Author: Rita M. O'Clair
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Chlorophyll A And The Supply Side Ecology Lessons From The Rocky Shores

Author: Ana Carolina de
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The aims of this study were to summarize and describe the influences of phytoplankton on the larval cycle of rocky shore invertebrates, and to assess the relationship between fluctuations in chlorophyll-a concentration and the rates of larval processes. We carried out a mini review of the published data regarding the theme of the chapter, in which we described the ecological trends for the most common taxa and key species at small and larger spatiotemporal scales. The following topics were addressed: (i) the influence of phytoplankton on larval development, rhythms of larval release, larval quality, larval transport, settlement, and recruitment; (ii) the relationships between variations in chlorophyll-a concentration and the rates of larval processes; (iii) climate change on phytoplankton larva dynamics. The information presented here highlights the role of phytoplankton on rocky shore communities, as well as the importance of chlorophyll-a as a tool for modeling and forecasting the supply side ecology in rocky shore communities.

Settlement And Succession On Rocky Shores At Auckland North Island New Zealand

Author: Penelope A. Luckens
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Rocky Shores Exploitation In Chile And South Africa

Author: W. Roy Siegfried
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642782833
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It seems almost trite to introduce this book by saying that man has been exploiting the intertidal zone for food for a long time. Just how long nobody knows for sure but the prehistoric inhabitants of Terra Amata, on the Mediterranean coast near Nice, ate marine intertidal animals at least 300 000 years ago. Similar impressive evidence, going back to at least 100000 years, exists for prehistoric man's consumption of intertidal animals along the South African coast. However, early man's dependence on intertidal resources probably goes back much further in time. During the last 2 million or so years temperate Eurasia experienced some 20 glaciations interspersed by warm equable periods. Different modes of life were open to man in colonizing the northern temperate zone. One was to become a "big-game" hunter, specializing, for example, on mammoths, the other to exploit marine intertidal resources. Of the two, probably the shoreline offered an easier environment for an original scavenging food-gatherer.