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The surface of the sea : encounters with New Zealand's upper ocean life

Author: Iain A Anderson
Publisher: Auckland [N.Z.] : Reed, 2007.
Series: Raupo series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book Iain Anderson studies, photographs and explains how, why and what exists within the top strata of the ocean surrounding New Zealand: the complex relationships different species have with each other and how these animals survive the vagaries of their place on the food chain.
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Iain A Anderson
ISBN: 9780790011578 0790011573
OCLC Number: 175205129
Awards: Montana New Zealand Book Awards 2008 Finalist.
Description: 151 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: The boom-and-bust, up-and-down world of plankton --
Cilia, synchronised swimmers --
Which came first, the jellyfish or the polyp? --
Lobster plankton drifters --
Plankton giants --
Squid, living in the fast lane --
Which way is the reef? --
To swim like a fish! --
Avoiding that sinking feeling --
Snakes at sea --
Turtle navigators.
Series Title: Raupo series.
Responsibility: Iain A. Anderson.

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In this book Iain Anderson studies, photographs and explains how, why and what exists within the top strata of the ocean surrounding New Zealand: the complex relationships different species have with each other and how these animals survive the vagaries of their place on the food chain.

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