Banggai Cardinalfish by Ret Talbot, Matt Pedersen, Matthew L. Wittenrich, Ph.D. | Foreword by Dr. Gerald R. Allen with Martin A. Moe, Jr., Roy Yanong, V.M.D. and Thomas Waltzek, D.V.M., Ph.D., | Illustrations by Karen Talbot
Published by Reef to Rainforest, Shelburne, Vermont
7.375 x 9.25 inches
Full-color throughout (235 images)
Printed in U.S.A. | Satisfaction Guaranteed
From the team that brings you CORAL Magazine, here is the all-new, profusely illustrated and definitive guide to a unique species that captivates aquarists, divers and underwater naturalists alike. Join the international Banggai Rescue expedition as it explores the native range of the species in the remote Banggai Archipelago in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Meet indigenous fishing families and Indonesian biologists struggling to protect the species from rapacious poaching and overfishing. See the biological consequences of Pterapogon kauderni as an invasive species introduced to areas where it never previously existed. Learn the secrets of small-scale Banggai Cardinalfish breeding. Visit the fishrooms of successful breeders.
Whether you have first-hand knowledge of the species or not, Banggai Cardinalfish is an engaging look at our relationship to tropical reefs, the species that live in and around them and the fishing communities that depend on them. While it is a cautionary tale of the effects of overfishing and the unintended consequences when developed and undeveloped world collide over even a species as small as a Banggai cardinalfish, it is also the truly amazing story of one of the world's most unique coral reef fishes and one of the last truly remote corners of the globe.
In addition to the book itself, when you purchase Banggai Rescue from Karen Talbot Art, you will receive a copy of the book signed by lead author Ret Talbot and scientific illustrator Karen Talbot. When you buy from Karen Talbot Art, you also have the opportunity to have Karen add a hand-drawn remarque--a pencil sketch of a Banggai cardinalfish--to your book, making your book a truly collectable, one-of-a-kind copy. For more information, feel free to contact Karen at Karen@KarenTalbotArt.com
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