Book ID: 97963
Gulf of Mexico Origin, Waters and Biota. Volume 1: Biodiversity. 2009. 225 col. illus. figs. XIX, 1393 p. gr8vo. Hardcover.
This scientific reference for scientists, researchers, and students of marine biology tackles the monumental task of taking a complete biodiversity inventory of the Gulf of Mexico with full biotic and biogeographic information. Presenting a comprehensive summary of knowledge of Gulf biota through 2004, the book includes seventy-seven chapters, which list more than fifteen thousand species in thirty-eight phyla or divisions. This first volume provides information on each species' habitat, biology, and geographic range, along with full references and a narrative introduction to the group, which opens each chapter.