AND OTHER MARINE INVERTEBRATES OF THE TWEED - BYRON COAST, AUSTRALIA.
SEA SLUG FORUM www.seaslugforum.net An Australian Museum site developed by Dr Bill Rudman. This is a fantastic site, containing a huge amount of information on Opisthobranchia.
NUDIBRANCHS OF THE SUNSHINE COAST AUSTRALIA www.nudibranch.com.au by Gary Cobb and David Mullins showing many species that also occur here. Excellent photography with lots of close-up shots.
NUDIPIXEL http://nudipixel.net/ by Erwin Kodiat, displays many forms of the same species simultaneously by thumbnail images to enable rapid identification at a glance. World wide species with images submitted by divers and with non scientists in mind.
SEA SLUGS OF HAWAII http://seaslugsofhawaii.com/index.html by Corey Pittman and Pauline Fiene. Covers Hawaiian species, both endemic and those that also occur in the Indo-Pacific.
KWAJALEIN UNDERWATER http://www.underwaterkwaj.com/ by Scott and Jeanette Johnson. Species from the Marshall Islands, an area I have always wanted to visit.
THE OKINAWA SLUG SITE http://www.rfbolland.com/okislugs/ by Robert Bolland. Species from Okinawa's subtropical waters, with many species.
UMIUSHI www.umiushi.info/ by Jun Imamoto, a Japanese site covering a large range of species, many occurring here.
THE SLUG SITE http://slugsite.tierranet.com An international site from Mike Miller with input from Dave Behrens, Dr. Hans Bertsch and Dr. Terry Gosliner.
SOUTH WEST INDIAN OCEAN SEA SLUGS http://seaslugs.free.fr/index.htm by Philibert Bidgrain. Covers species from Mauritius, Reunion and Mayotte Islands.
OPISTHOBRANCHS OF THE WORLD www.medslugs.de An extensive list, compiled by Erwin Koehler, of links to Opisthobranch photos on the web.
THE SEASHELLS OF NEW SOUTH WALES http://seashellsofnsw.org.au By Des Beechey of the Australian Museum. This very good site is still being developed and already covers most of the species found along the coast.
HARDY'S INTERNET GUIDE TO MARINE GASTROPODS www.gastropods.com A partly illustrated list of world-wide Gastropods from Eddie Hardy.
WELCOME TO CHITONS http://home.inreach.com/burghart/ A Gallery of Worldwide Chitons by Glenn & Laura Burghardt.
TASMANIAN SHELLS http://www.mariagrist.net/shells/index.htm by J & M Grist. Some species occur this far north.
HERMIT CRABS CALCINUS OF THE WORLD http://biomar.free.fr/calcinus/ by Joseph Poupin. Some species occurring here.
POLYNESIAN CRUSTACEA (DECAPODA AND STOMATOPODA) http://decapoda.free.fr/ by Joseph Poupin. Many species found Indo-Pacific.
MARINE CRUSTACEANS OF SOUTHERN AUSTRALIA http://museumvictoria.com.au/crust/page1a.html Some species occur this far north
HEXACORALLIANS OF THE WORLD http://hercules.kgs.ku.edu/Hexacoral/Anemone2/index.cfm A huge site by Dr Daphne Fautin on Sea Anemones, Soft Corals and their allies
THE JELLIES ZONE http://jellieszone.com/index.htm By Dave Wrobel, an American site explaining classification and some types found off our coast. Many links to much more information.
MARINE FLATWORMS OF THE WORLD http://www.rzuser.uni-heidelberg.de/~bu6/index.html A great site from Wolfgang Seifarth showing the colour and variety of this little known group of animals.
POLYCHAETES http://researchdata.museum.vic.gov.au/polychaetes/ An interactive identification guide.
IMAGES OF BRYOZOANS http://www.bryozoa.net/gowlett-holmes/index.html By Karen Gowlett-Holmes
THE DUTCH ASCIDIANS HOME PAGE http://www.ascidians.com/ World wide Ascidians by Arjan Gittenberger
MARINE BIODIVERSITY OF GUAM AND THE MARIANAS http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/reefs/guamimg/index.htm Lots of images
MARINELIFEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM http://www.marinelifephotography.com/default.htm Flora and fauna of Hawaii and beyond by Keoki & Yuko Stender.
GUAM REEF LIFE http://guamreeflife.com/index.htm More images of species from Guam from Dave Burdick plus a lot of
information on coral reef conservation.
MARINE LIFE OF JULIAN ROCKS AND BYRON BAY www.julianrocks.net/ by Lynda Clarke, showing local species, many frequenting the river at times.
MARINE LIFE OF NELSON BAY www.daveharasti.com by Dave Harasti, another site showing local species.
UNDERWATER EAST TIMOR http://uwet.blogspot.com/ by Brian Francisco, from East Timor.
DIVEROSA http://www.diverosa.com/ An extensive site by Rokus Groeneveld & Sanne Reijs.
STARFISH http://www.starfish.ch/ A huge collection of great images of all forms, and many links by Teresa Zubi.
POPPEIMAGES www.poppe-images.com A large site with photography from the Phillipines covering all forms of marine life.
LIFE AT THE EDGE OF REEF www.edge-of-reef.com A site covering Indonesian reefs, and showing a large variety of animals, some occurring in the river.
CORAL REEF CREATURES www.reefimages.com Another extensive site covering cental Indo-Pacific.
AUSTRALIAN SPECIES SEARCH
CSIRO SEARCH http://www.marine.csiro.au/caab/caabsearch.htm Want to check if a species occurrs in Aust.? Find classification as well.
AUSTRALIAN FAUNAL DIRECTORY http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/abrs/online-resources/fauna/afd/home Same function as above
MARINE PARKS AUTHORITY www.mpa.nsw.gov.au Follow the prompts to the Cape Byron Marine Park webpage.
These sites have been very helpful in identifying many species that sometimes show up in this area but there are many more, too many to list all.
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CARSON, R. L. 1951. The Sea Around Us. London: Staples Press. This book should be compulsory reading!
COBB, G and WILLAN, R. C. 2006. Undersea Jewels : A Colour Guide to Nudibranchs. ABRS.
COLEMAN, N. 1975. What shell is that? Sydney: Paul Hamlyn Pty Ltd.
DAKIN, J. W. 1952. Australian Seashores. Sydney: Angus & Robertson Ltd.
DAVIE, P and OTHERS. 1998. Wild Guide To Moreton Bay. Brisbane: Queensland Museum.
DEBELIUS, H and KUITER, R. H. 2007. Nudibranchs of the World. Frankfurt: Ikan-Unterwasserarchiv.
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HINTON, A. 1976. Guide to Australian Shells. Bathurst: Robert Brown and Associates Pty Ltd.
JANSEN, P. 2000. Seashells of South-East Australia. Sydney: Capricornica Publications.
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LAMPRELL, K and J. HEALY. 1998. Bivalves of Australia.Vol 2. Backhuys Publishers.
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RIPPINGALE, O. H. and D. F. McMICHAEL. 1961. Queensland and Great Barrier Reef Shells . Brisbane: Jacaranda Press.
STEENE, R. 1998. Coral Seas. Bathurst: Crawford House Publishing Pty Ltd.
VAN DER LOOS, R. 2001. Living Reefs Of The Indo-Pacific. Sydney: Reed New Holland.
WILSON, B. R. and K. GILLETT. 1979. A Field Guide To Australian Shells. Sydney: A.H.and A.W.Reed Pty Ltd.
HEYERDAHL, T. 1974. Fatu-Hiva.( Back to nature ) George Allen & Unwin Ltd. This book has nothing to do with this site but is a fantastic story if you have ever dreamed of doing something like this.
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