Book: Marine invertebrates from the Bay of Biscay to the eastern English Channel

February 8th, 2011 by Jocelyne Martin

(click on book cover to go to publisher's website)

Les invertébrés marins du golfe de Gascogne a la Manche orientale by Dr. Jocelyne Martin of IFREMER contains descriptions in French of over 500 species of invertebrates, grouped by family. These species mainly belong to decapod crustaceans (prawn, hermit crab, squat lobster and crab), molluscs (gastropods, bivalves and cephalopods) and echinoderms (sea star, sea urchin and sea cucumber).

The 300 page book contains over 1000 photographs, which are mostly colour, and line drawings.

This practical guide will help marine biologists and amateur naturalists identify macro-fauna from the Bay of Biscay and the English Channel.

Dr. Jocelyne Martin, a 1974 graduate of the École nationale supérieure féminine d’agronomie, is a researcher at IFREMER. The experience she acquired in studying zooplankton on sites near nuclear power plants led to the publication of her first identification guide on decapod crustacean larvae on the French coast of the English Channel in 2001.  She then became interested in adult crustaceans and all invertebrate species that are collected in trawls and which were previously not taken into account during cruises and surveys.

The French book is available from the publisher’s website for 45 € or can be downloaded as an Adobe PDF file for 31.50 €.

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