David W. Behrens
with photographers: Constantiine Petrinos & Carine Schrurs.
New World Publications Inc. Jacksonville, Florida.
Price: approx $US 35
This excellent book is not only full of beautiful photographs, but full of information as well. It covers basic classification, and then goes on to discuss many areas of biology and natural history, including smell and touch, can they see?, how do they move? how and what they eat, defence, reproduction, colour etc. This is a valuable addition to your 'sea slug library' filling in the many areas of opisthobranch biology which are missing, or tantalisingly brief, in most nudibranch colour faunal guides.
I will certainly be recommending this book to the many inquirers who send messages to the Forum asking for basic background information on these fascinating animals.
Rudman, W.B., 2005 (September 15) Nudibranch Behaviour. David W. Behrens. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/brbehre2
May 23, 2007
From: Tim Hochgrebe
Concerning message #14773:
The book should really be titled Sea Slug Biology ... I also find the term behaviour a bit misleading. It is however a great book and in Australia available in the underwater shop at: http://www.underwater.com.au/product.php/id/NWP001/
firstname.lastname@example.orgHochgrebe, T., 2007 (May 23) Re: New book on sea slug biology and natural history. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/19928
September 15, 2005
From: Bill Rudman
I have just received a pleasant surprise in the mail - Dave Behren's new book entitled Nudibranch Behaviour. It is an excellent addition to any sea slug library, filling in the details on the biology and natural history so tantalisingly brief in most faunal guides. My only quibble, is the deliberate misuse of 'nudibranch' in the title of a book which deals with all sea slugs. I don't agree with Dave's argument on p. 11 that because many underwater naturalists misuse the word that he should do so as well. But that minor infraction is far out-weighed by the valuable information to be found in the book.