Big Cypress Swamp and the Ten Thousand Islands

Author: Jeff Ripple
ISBN: UOM:39015029886200
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Travel

Celebrating one of the nation's largest and least publicized wilderness areas, the author offers a photographic tour of the region's cypress swamps, marshes, wet prairies, and pinelands.

Ten Thousand Islands

Author: Randy Wayne White
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101640104
Release Date: 2001-06-01
Genre: Fiction

Government agent-turned-marine biologist Doc Ford sails an endless sea of questions when he agrees to investigate a death from the past. Years ago, off Florida’s Gulf Coast, a teenaged girl found an ancient gold medallion. Then, she began having nightmares. Then she was found hanging from a tree. Now, years later, the girl’s mother is being terrorized with break-ins, phone calls with no one there—and her daughter’s grave has been dug up. Somebody wants that medallion. The search for answers will lead Doc through a shadowy world of ancient ritual and modern corruption, to an evil that was born in the past—but lives in the present…

Along the Edge of America

Author: Peter Jenkins
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0395877377
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Nature

Chronicles a two-year journey along the Gulf Coast, from the Florida Keys to the border of Mexico, and shares the author's encounters with people he met along the way

Man in a Puddle

Author: Mark Rutkowski
ISBN: 1973198193
Release Date: 2017-11-07
Genre: Nature

Twelve days alone in the labyrinth of the Western Everglades looking for direction and identity. Illustrated in watercolor, oil, ink and pencil by the artist/author

The Book of the Everglades

Author: Susan Cerulean
Publisher: Milkweed Editions
ISBN: 1571312609
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Nature

Offers stories, poems, scientific essays, historic accounts, and journalistic reports about the people, events, plants, and animals of this diverse and threatened ecosystem.

Benthic Foraminifera of the Gulf of Mexico

Author: C. Wylie Poag
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781623491956
Release Date: 2015-02-09
Genre: Science

In 1981, Woods Hole researcher C. Wylie Poag published the book Ecological Atlas of the Benthic Foraminifera of the Gulf of Mexico. In this new volume, Poag has revised and updated the atlas, incorporating three decades of extensive data collections from the open Gulf and from an additional seventeen estuarine systems to cover species of benthic foraminifera from more than eight thousand sample stations. Benthic Foraminifera of the Gulf of Mexico features 68 plates of scanning electron photomicrographs, 64 color figures, and a large color foldout map, indicating species distribution of forams. This book is designed to aid students and teachers of geology, biology, oceanography, and ecology, as well as micropaleontologists in government and industry laboratories, and other researchers and consultants who have an interest in benthic ecology or paleoecology.

Molluscan Communities of the Florida Keys and Adjacent Areas

Author: Edward J. Petuch
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781482249194
Release Date: 2014-12-15
Genre: Nature

Molluscan Communities of the Florida Keys and Adjacent Areas: Their Ecology and Biodiversity is the first comprehensive overview of the ecology and biodiversity of the phylum Mollusca in the area of Florida extending from the Dry Tortugas and Ten Thousand Islands in the west to Palm Beach in the east. The book provides detailed analyses of molluscan faunas found in 20 different ecosystems, emphasizing the marine environments of the Florida Keys archipelago and its extensive coral reef tracts. Full-page color illustrations portray living animals, unique Keys environments, underwater ecosystems, and satellite images. More than 1,200 species of macromollusks—in 86 gastropod families and 54 bivalve families—are recorded from the study area, with color plates illustrating over 550 of the region’s most ecologically important species. For the first time in any book on the malacology of the Florida Keys area, the 20 marine ecosystems and their associated molluscan assemblages are arranged by the CMECS (Coastal Marine Ecological Classification Standard) system. This system emphasizes the hierarchical relationships determined by substrate type, bathymetry, and water chemistry. Along with complete species lists for every molluscan assemblage, this handy guide introduces ten newly-discovered gastropods, including new species in the families Muricidae, Buccinidae, Nassariidae, Naticidae, Turritellidae, and Olividae. Two new bivalves in the families Pectinidae and Arcidae are also described in a special systematic appendix. This richly illustrated book is written for the professional scientific audience interested in mollusks, marine ecology, evolution, and taxonomy as well as malacologists, naturalists, and shell collectors. It is also an ideal synoptic field guide, showing where individual species of mollusks can be found and within which ecosystems they occur.