SEA SLUGS

AND  OTHER  MARINE  INVERTEBRATES  OF  THE  TWEED - BYRON  COAST,  AUSTRALIA.

LINKS

 

SEA SLUGS

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, 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.

OTHER MOLLUSCS

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.

THE MARINE MOLLUSCS OF TASMANIA http://www.molluscsoftasmania.net/index.html A detailed survey of Tasmanian molluscs by Simon Grove

HARDY'S INTERNET GUIDE TO MARINE GASTROPODS www.gastropods.com  A partly illustrated list of world-wide Gastropods from Eddie Hardy.

CRUSTACEA

HERMIT CRABS CALCINUS OF THE WORLD http://biomar.free.fr/calcinus/ by Joseph Poupin. Some species occurring here.

FIDDLER CRABS http://www.fiddlercrab.info/ Worldwide species

MARINE CRUSTACEANS OF SOUTHERN AUSTRALIA http://museumvictoria.com.au/crust/page1a.html Some species occur this far north

MARINE CRUSTACEANS http://crustiesfroverseas.free.fr/ Includes Pacific & Indian Ocean species

CNIDARIA

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 By Dave Wrobel, an American site explaining classification and some types found off our coast. Many links to much more information.

WORMS

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.

BRYOZOA

IMAGES OF BRYOZOANS http://www.bryozoa.net/gowlett-holmes/index.html By Karen Gowlett-Holmes

ASCIDIANS

THE DUTCH ASCIDIANS HOME PAGE http://www.ascidians.com/ World wide Ascidians by Arjan Gittenberger

MIXED GALLERIES

CIFONAUTA : MARINE BIOlOGY IMAGE DATABASE http://cifonauta.cebimar.usp.br/ image database containing a wide variety of marine photos and videos

PELAGIC INVERTEBRATES http://pelagics.myspecies.info/ Pelagic invertebrates, photos and videos

MARINE BIODIVERSITY OF GUAM AND THE MARIANAS http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/reefs/guamimg/index.htm Lots of images

GUAM REEF LIFE http://guamreeflife.com More images of species from Guam, from Dave Burdick, plus coral reef conservation.

WoRMS http://www.marinespecies.org/ World register of Marine Species.

MARINE LIFE OF PORT PHILLIP BAY http://portphillipmarinelife.net.au/  The marine life of Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, and nearby waters

MARINELIFEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM http://www.marinelifephotography.com/default.htm Flora and fauna of Hawaii and beyond by Keoki & Yuko Stender.

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.

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

WoRMS - World register of Marine species http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=search excellent for checking classification.

MARINE SPECIES IDENTIFICATION PORTAL http://species-identification.org/index.php

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 here.

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REFERENCES

BENNETT, I. 1971. The Great Barrier Reef. Sydney: Lansdowne Press.  

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. 2011. Wild Guide To Moreton Bay and adjacent coasts. Brisbane: Queensland Museum.

DEBELIUS, H and KUITER, R. H. 2007. Nudibranchs of the World. Frankfurt: Ikan-Unterwasserarchiv.

EDGAR, G. J. 2000. Australian Marine Life. Revised Edition. Sydney: Reed New Holland.

EDGAR, G. J. 2001. Australian Marine Habitats. Sydney: Reed New Holland.

GERSHWIN, L. 2013. Stung! On Jellyfish Blooms and the Future of the Ocean. University of Chicago Press.

GERSHWIN, L. 2016. Jellyfish. A Natural History. United Kingdom: Ivy Press.

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.

JONES, D. S. and G. J. MORGAN. 2002. A Field Guide To Crustaceans Of Australian Waters. Sydney: Reed New Holland.

LAMPRELL, K. and T. WHITEHEAD. 1992. Bivalves of Australia.Vol 1. Bathurst: Crawford House Press Pty Ltd.

LAMPRELL, K and J. HEALY. 1998. Bivalves of Australia.Vol 2. Backhuys  Publishers.

MISKELLY, A. 2002. Sea Urchins of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. Sydney: Capricornia Publications.

REID, D.G. 1986. The Littorinid molluscs of mangrove forests in the Indo-Pacific region. London: British Museum (NH)

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. (Getting back to nature in the Marquesas)

 

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