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Biology and Ecology of Venomous Stingrays

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Provides first-hand information on the diversity, biology, and ecology of venomous stingrays of freshwater, brackish and marine ecosystems
Helps to improve the public health community’s ability to better manage and to prevent stingray injuries
Illustrates the characteristics of venomous stingray families with over 200 photos and illustrations, many in color
Includes valuable information on stingray injuries, envenomation, and medical management

Series: Biology and Ecology of Marine Life

By: Ramasamy Santhanam (Author)

325 pages, 29 colour & 211 b/w illustrations

Apple Academic Press

Hardback | Dec 2016 | #231214 | ISBN-13: 9781771885386
Available for pre-order: Due Dec 2016 Details
NHBS Price: £108.00 $138/€129 approx

About this book

This comprehensive book on the venomous stingrays of the world seas and freshwater systems provides first-hand information on the diversity, biology, and ecology of venomous stingrays of freshwater, brackish, and marine ecosystems.

Each year thousands of injuries to swimmers and surfers are reported, with 750 to 1,500 stingray injuries reported each year in the US alone. As more vacationers spend their leisure time exploring coasts and tropical reefs, often in isolated areas without immediate access to advanced health care, there will be greater potential for stingray injuries. A thorough understanding about the diversity of stingrays of marine and freshwater ecosystems and their injuries and envenomations would largely improve the public health community's ability to better manage and to prevent stingray injuries. Biology and Ecology of Venomous Stingrays fills that gap.

With over 200 photos and illustrations, this book shows the characteristics of venomous stingray families along with other profile information, such as common name, geographical distribution, diagnostic features, reproduction, predators, parasites, the International Union for Conservation of Nature's conservation status. Importantly, it includes valuable information on stingray injuries, envenomation, and medical management.

Biology and Ecology of Venomous Stingrays will be very informative for students of fisheries science, marine biology, aquatic biology, and environmental sciences, and will become a standard reference for marine professionals, health practitioners, and college and university libraries, and as a helpful on-board


Contents

- Introduction
- Biology and Ecology of Marine Stingrays
- Profile of Marine Stingrays
- Biology and Ecology of Freshwater Stingrays
- Profile of Freshwater Stingrays
- Stingray Injuries, Envenomation and Medical Management


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Biography

Dr. Ramasamy Santhanam is the former Dean of the Fisheries College and Research Institute at the Tamilnadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University in Thoothukudi, India. His fields of specialization are Marine Biology and Fisheries Environment. Presently he is serving as a resource person for various universities in India. He has also served as an expert for the Environment Management Capacity Building, a World Bank-aided project of the Department of Ocean Development, India. He was a a member of the American Fisheries Society, the World Aquaculture Society, the Global Fisheries Ecosystem Management Network (GFEMN), and the International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) Commission on Ecosystem Management, Switzerland. To his credit, Dr. Santhanam has 17 books on Fisheries Science/Marine Biology as well as 70 research papers.

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