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Life in the estuary : illustrated guide and ecology Malcolm B. Jones and Islay D. Marsden ; with a contribution on birds by Richard Holdaway.

By: Jones, Malcolm B.
Contributor(s): Holdaway, Richard N | Jones, Malcolm B. Animals of the estuary shore | Marsden, Islay D | Jones, Malcolm B | Holdaway, Richard.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Christchurch, N.Z. : Canterbury University Press 2005Description: 179 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 187725715X (spiral binding) :.Subject(s): Estuarine animals -- New Zealand -- Avon-Heathcote Estuary | Estuarine plants -- New Zealand -- Avon-Heathcote Estuary | Estuarine ecology -- New Zealand -- Avon-Heathcote Estuary | Seashore biology -- New Zealand -- Avon-Heathcote Estuary | Estuarine animals -- New Zealand -- Christchurch | Seashore biology -- New Zealand -- Christchurch | Estuarine ecology -- New Zealand -- Christchurch | Estuarine ecology -- New Zealand -- Avon-Heathcote Estuary | Seashore biology -- New Zealand | Estuaries | Coastal ecology | Ecology -- New Zealand | Estuarine ecology -- New Zealand | Heathcote and Avon Estuary (N.Z.)DDC classification: z578.7786 JON
Contents:
Map of Avon-Heathcote Estuary -- Introduction -- SINGLE-CELLED ORGANISMS AND SEAWEEDS -- PLANTS OF THE ESTUARY AND DUNES. Monocotyledons -- Dicotyledons -- ANIMALS OF THE ESTUARY -- Sea anemones -- Worms : flatworms, ribbon worms, roundworms, peanut worms -- Molluscs : key to major groups -- Chitons : key to major groups -- Gastropods : key to families, keys to species -- Bivalves : key to species -- Polychaete worms : key to families -- Crustaceans : keys to major groups -- Ostracods -- Copepods -- Barnacles : key to species -- Mysid shrimps -- Isopods : key to species -- Amphipods -- Decapods : key to species -- Insects -- Echinoderms and tunicates -- Fishes -- Birds : visual guide to families.
Scope and content: "Although based primarily on organisms found within the Avon-Heathcote Estuary, Christchurch, the book will assist the identification of common species found at localities where rivers meet the sea at the coast, on mudflats, in salt marshes, rocky shores or sand and surf beaches throughout New Zealand"--Pref.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Estuaries are places where rivers meet the sea, and they have a unique environment as a result of the mixing of fresh water with seawater. They provide diverse opportunities for observing and understanding wildlife. This guide to the estuarine environment describes the dominant organisms and their ecology. Based on the successful formula of an earlier book (Animals of the Estuary Shore), 'Life in the Estuary' includes easy to use keys and illustrations to identify many common species of plants and animals, including invertebrates, birds and fish. Although based primarily on organisms found within the Avon-Heathcote Estuary, Christchurch, this book is an ideal beach-combing companion for the identification of common species found throughout New Zealand in estuaries, mudflats, rocky shores, salt marshes, sand and surf beaches.

Totally rev., expanded & redesigned version.

Previous ed. published with title: Animals of the estuary shore. Christchurch, N.Z. : University of Canterbury, 1983.

Based primarily on organisms found within the Avon-Heathcote Estuary, Christchurch, the book will assist the identification of common species found at localities where rivers meet the sea at the coast, on mudflats, in salt marshes, rocky shores or sand and surf beaches throughout New Zealand"--Pref.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 166-172) and index.

Map of Avon-Heathcote Estuary -- Introduction -- SINGLE-CELLED ORGANISMS AND SEAWEEDS -- PLANTS OF THE ESTUARY AND DUNES. Monocotyledons -- Dicotyledons -- ANIMALS OF THE ESTUARY -- Sea anemones -- Worms : flatworms, ribbon worms, roundworms, peanut worms -- Molluscs : key to major groups -- Chitons : key to major groups -- Gastropods : key to families, keys to species -- Bivalves : key to species -- Polychaete worms : key to families -- Crustaceans : keys to major groups -- Ostracods -- Copepods -- Barnacles : key to species -- Mysid shrimps -- Isopods : key to species -- Amphipods -- Decapods : key to species -- Insects -- Echinoderms and tunicates -- Fishes -- Birds : visual guide to families.

"Although based primarily on organisms found within the Avon-Heathcote Estuary, Christchurch, the book will assist the identification of common species found at localities where rivers meet the sea at the coast, on mudflats, in salt marshes, rocky shores or sand and surf beaches throughout New Zealand"--Pref.

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