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Reference Resources for Exploring the World Ocean by Chamberlin and Dickey, 2008

The following references were used in preparation of the text. They are provided here for students and instructors who wish to gain a broader knowledge and explore further the concepts and ideas presented in the textbook. References with an asterisk (*) are in Professor Sean’s collection. Feel free to ask about them. And if you know of a good reference that we have omitted, please let us know! (schamberlin@fullcoll.edu)
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Corals & Coral Reefs

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*Fenner, Douglas. 2005. Corals of Hawaii: A Field Guide to the Hard, Black, and Soft Corals of Hawaii and the Northwest Hawaiian Islands, Including Midway. Mutual Publishing: HI

This is another outstanding book on Hawaiian marine organisms. It includes an excellent summary of corals, coral spawning, and human impacts on reefs. Even if you only “dive” in aquariums, this book will help you to appreciate the diversity and functions of corals.


*Lieske, Ewald, and Robert Myers. 1996. Coral Reef Fishes: Caribbean, Indian Ocean, and Pacific Ocean, Including the Red Sea. Princeton University Press: NJ

This compact field guide is packed with more than 2000 color drawings of reef fishes. It is basically intended as a quick reference for identifying fishes you might see while snorkeling, scuba diving, or browsing your local aquarium or pet store!


*Stephens, Jack. 2003. Living Mirrors: A Coral Reef Adventure. Umbrage Editions: NY

A companion book to Coral Reef Adventure, this beautiful volume expands on the subjects covered in the film.


Dubinsky, Z. 1990. Ecosystems of the World: Coral Reefs. Number 25. Elsevier Press: NY

Reference for: Chapter 15, Coral and Algal Reef Ecosystems


*Murphy, Richard. 2002. Coral Reefs: Cities Under the Sea. The Darwin Press: NJ

Reference for: Chapter 15, Coral and Algal Reef Ecosystems



*Spalding, Mark D., Corinna Ravilious, and Edmund P. Green. 2001. World Atlas of Coral Reefs. Prepared at the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre. University of California Press: CA

Reference for: Chapter 15, Figure 15-16, Coral and Algal Reef Ecosystems


Coral Reef Adventure. 2003. IMAX, MacGillivary Films. (DVD)

Awesome! With music by Crosby, Stills, and Nash.


*Murdoch, Lesley. 1992. Discover the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Revised Edition. Bay Books: Australia.


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