Coral Finder Toolkit

The Coral Finder Toolkit is a training solution for coral identification based on the Indo Pacific Coral Finder and the free training resources including 2 hours of FREE video training at BYOGUIDES (www.byoguides.com/resources/coral-finder-resources). BYOGUIDES runs marine naturalist and coral identification identification workshops for companies, organisations and groups of individuals. See www.byoguides.com/courses

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Publishing information

© Russell Kelley, 2016 Author: Russell Kelley, russell@byoguides.com Scientific editor: Rachel Pears, rachpear@mac.com Publisher: BYOGUIDES, P.O. Box 1859, Townsville, QLD 4810 Australia Design by Andreas Wagner, andreas@coolplanetdesign.com.au Illustration by Gavin Ryan, gvnryn@yahoo.com.au ISBN 978-0-646-52326-2 This work is copyright. Apart from any use permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced by any [...]

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS - the Coral Finder could not have happened without the support of Charlie Veron and Mary Stafford-Smith who made available images for the first edition. Charlie is a true visionary and the Coral Finder is dedicated to extending his life’s work and passionate advocacy for coral reefs. The Australian Coral Reef Society (ACRS) supported [...]

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Publishing info

Author: Russell Kelley, © 2014 Publisher: BYO Guides P.O. Box 1859, Townsville, QLD, 4810 AUSTRALIA russellkelley@mac.com Communication design: Russell Kelley Design: Andreas Wagner, Cool Planet Design ISBN 978-0-9924776-0-8 This work is copyright. Apart from any use permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced by any process without the prior written permission of [...]

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Principal photography: Phil Woodhead, Rachel Pears Scientific editor: Rachel Pears The following donated images, time, expertise or tears of blood to bring the Reef Finder to life: Phil Alderslade, Ian Bell, Chico Birrell, Mike Cappo, Daniela Ceccarelli, Richard Fitzpatrick, Commonwealth of Australia GBRMPA, Lisa Gerschwin, Jennifer Goldner, Tim Harvey, Anne Hoggett, John Huisman, Mike Van [...]

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What’s in a name?

The Reef Finder gallery pages use widely accepted “group” names like “Butterflyfishes” or “Black corals” and scientific names for individual images. It is not practical to publish a book with common names for fishes  because they vary from region to region. So use the scientific name to look up the common name used in your region [...]

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Serving suggestions

With the Reef Finder you can: explore and teach yourself about reef life above and below water communicate with and teach others above and below water discuss your dive wet-handed on the back deck or beach develop your own natural history courses for diving or reef walking

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About the Author

Russell Kelley is a science communicator and film maker specializing in the biology and geology of living and fossil reefs. He runs training and capacity building courses for those passionate about the natural history of reefs, identifying corals and other marine life and how everything fits together.

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Why should I buy the Coral Finder?

Because it works ;-) and it has a free complete video training course (in English and in Bahasa Indonesian).

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Who is the Coral Finder for?

Everyone! - recreational divers, dive instructors, dive boats and businesses, snorkelers, reef walkers, students, naturalists, scientists.

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