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Aquatic Science Literature


The following guide to aquatic science resources is focused on selected information sources found in Fogler Library, University of Maine, and those resources found on the Internet. A comprehensive worldwide guide to Oceanographic Information Resources available over the WWW can be found on the WWW server at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, England.  

Indexes and Abstracts | Literature Overviews | Atlases | Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, and Glossaries BibliographiesAquatic Sciences Journals Author Instruction Pages | Handbooks, Manuals, and Yearbooks | Tides | Directories | Guides | Systematics, Catalogues, and Collections | Societies and Organizations | Virtual Libraries

New Resources since 3/1/2013

Digital Libraries: Coastal Hazards
From the National Sea Grant Library, full-text of documents arranged by subject.


URSUS, the online library catalogue of the University of Maine System, contains a wealth of information on aquatic resources. Searching is by author, title, subject, keyword, and call number. Through URSUS, you can find books, proceedings volumes, state, federal, Canadian, and other international documents, University of Maine theses and dissertations, and other resources. Most material is catalogued by Library of Congress Subject Headings. The following subject headings will get you started in your search:  

Aquaculture, Aquatic Invertebrates, Aquatic Ecology, Aquatic Plants, Aquatic Weeds, Benthos, Coastal Ecology, Estuarine Biology, Estuarine Ecology, Eutrophication, Fishery Resources, Freshwater Plants, Limnology, Mariculture, Marine Algae, Marine Ecology, Marine Fungi, Marine Mammals, Marine Pharmacology, Shellfish Culture, and Shellfish Fisheries.  


The following indexes and abstracts are available in the Science and Engineering Center, through the Indexes and Databases page, or on the Internet. When using an index or abstract for the first time, please read the introduction to find out how to search it effectively, what it does and does not cover, and the type of material indexed. When using a file on the Internet for the first time, always read through any introductory and help screens.  

In most printed indexes and abstracts, citations are given using an abbreviated journal title. Check in the front of the issue you are using or at the end of the yearly cumulation for a complete title of the journal so that you can use URSUS to determine whether or not the University of Maine owns the title. Many times, online databases have extensive help screens. 

AGRICOLA [computer file] 1970-present.
Sci Index S1.U52. 1942-1996 (1980-1996 in annex). If you are connecting to this database off the University of Maine campus but within the State of Maine, please connect through Maine's Science, Technology & Business Library.
Index to materials acquired by the National Agricultural Library (NAL) and cooperating institutions. Includes journal articles, monographs, series, and materials in many non-print formats covering a broad range of agricultural topics. Bibliography of Agriculture (print form of Agricola) can be searched by subject, author, and geographic location.  The Web version can be searched in a variety of ways including author, title and abstract keyword, and descriptors. From 1979-1985 international in scope. From 1985+ focuses on U.S. related publications. Note that the National Agricultural Library provides its own Web version of Agricola from 1970 to present. There is an online thesaurus. Updated monthly.

Produced and maintained by Michael D. Guiry and Eilis Nic Dhonncha.

Alternative Farming Systems Information Center
Produced and maintained by the National Agricultural Library, this site includes an extensive listing of aquaculture web resources.

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
Information about APHIS including press releases and publications.  A search engine allows users to search the entire site.  

APIRS Database - Aquatic Plant Information Retrieval System (APIRS)
Aquatic Plant Information Retrieval System from the Center for Aquatic Plants, University of Florida. More than 85,000 citations on ecology, physiology, utilization, and control. 

Aquaculture Automated Database Searches
Search the Agricola database for books and articles using a pre-selected set of search terms.  From the Alternative Farming Systems Information Center, National Agricultural Library.  Also links to the web, Agricultural Research Services, and other resources.

Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts  1978-present online. If you are connecting to this database off the University of Maine campus but within the State of Maine, please connect through Maine's Science, Technology & Business Library.
This abstract is updated quarterly and covers the total aquatic environment (freshwater, brackish, and marine). Information is included on living resources as well as technology, policy, and non-living resources. Over 4,500 journals (see Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts serials list) are indexed as well as conference proceedings, books, and government and technical reports. Abstracts are included for most citations. FAO provides an online thesaurus of indexed terms.

ASTIS (Arctic Science and Technology Information System)
A searchable database of over 73,000 records concerning research in northern Canada.  Search by words in title or abstract, subject codes (such as ice on water), geographic code, and author.  Abstracts included as well as links to full-text if available.

BIOSIS Previews  1926-present online
BIOSIS Previews, worldwide in scope, indexes the literature of the biological and biomedical sciences. The premier database in the biological sciences, subject coverage includes agriculture, biochemistry, bioengineering, botany, ecology, genetics, microbiology, pharmacology, and zoology. Approximately 5,500 serial publications (see Biosis Previews serials list) as well as books, proceedings and meeting abstracts, technical reports, review papers, and patents are indexed. There are 58 separate data fields that can be searched including author, title, publication source, organism, concepts, super taxa, publication type, author affiliation, and abstract keyword. Searches can be limited to review articles. 

Current Research Information System
Indexes research supported by USDA and the state agricultural research infrastructure.  Includes reports of current research, and research that has recently been completed.  Also includes listings of publications resulting from the research.

CyBib V5 Cyanobacteria bibliography
Search 25,000 references to cyanobacteria through 2002.  Use a simple keyword search or advanced Boolean searching techniques.  Note that abstracts are not provided. 

Database on introductions of aquatic species (DIAS) - FAO
Approximately 2,900 records, including mollusks and crustaceans.  This database has a very sophisticated search query form.

Digital Libraries: Coastal Hazards
From the National Sea Grant Library, full-text of documents arranged by subject.

Ecology Abstracts.  1982-present online
This abstract is published monthly and covers the broad area of the interactions between living things and their environment. Over 900 journals (see Serials source list for Ecology Abstracts) and other sources such as conference proceedings and technical reports are indexed. Each monthly issue includes an author and subject index which cumulate annually.  

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Online Databases
Access to USFWS documents and news releases.

Invertebrate Zoology at the Smithsonian Institution
This site contains bibliographies of crayfish, cephalopod, and copepod literature among other bibliographies.

Minerals Management Service (MMS) Scientific and Technical Reports
The full-text of MMS reports arranged by year and MMS report number.  A valuable resource since many of these are contractor reports that are difficult to obtain.

National Sea Grant Depository Database
Contains over 30,000 searchable records of Sea Grant funded research.  Updated monthly. 

NOAA Documents
Search for Northeast Fisheries Science Center documents as well as other NOAA documents.  Many available in full-text.  Search by words and phrases.

Oceanic abstracts. 1981-present online
Sci Index GC1.O251 1964-present
Oceanic Abstracts is published monthly. Material covered includes ecology, environmental protection, and marine pollution. Over 700 journals and other resources including conference proceedings and technical reports are indexed. Each issue contains author, subject, and geographic indexes which cumulated annually.

ReefBase Online Library
A searchable database of coral reef information.  Many of the references are available full-text.  Developed and maintained by Worldfish Center.

USGS Water-Resources Reports
Includes full-text of water resource circulars, digital data, fact sheets, open -file reports, etc. USGS. 

Water Resources Abstracts 1967-present
Water Resources Abstracts indexes over 1,300 journals (see serials list), books, and reports. All aspects of water resources are covered including conservation, management, use, and supply. Updates are quarterly. Most records include abstracts. 

Web of Science. 1899-present
Science Citation Index
Sci Index Q1.A1S36
Web of Science includes Science Citation Index from 1899-present.  Search by word in the title, keyword, and abstract.  Perform cited reference searches from 1900 to present. Limit by author affiliation and document type.  Over 4,000 journals are indexed (see the master journal list).

Zoological Record. 1864-present online
Sci Index QL1.Z58 1864-present.
This index is published annually. Each annual edition is divided into 20 sections, with 18 of these sections representing various animal groups. The remaining 2 sections cover the general zoological literature and the new generic and sub-generic names indexed. Coverage is the worldwide zoological literature, indexing over 6,000 journals (see Zoological Record Journal List). Each section has 5 indexes: author, subject, geographic, palaeontological, and systematic. 



Barnett, J.B. 1986. Marine science journals and serials : an analytical guide. New York: Greenwood Press. ORO stacks Z6004.P6 B3 1986

Turnbull, D.A. 1989. Keyguide to information sources in aquaculture. London; New York: Mansell Pub. Sci Ref SH135.T87 1989



Atlas of North Sea fishes: based on bottom-trawl survey data for the years 1985-1987. Copenhagen: International Council for the Exploration of the Sea, 1993. Sci Ref GC1.I66 v. 194  

Caracciolo, J.V. [1983] An atlas of the distribution and abundance of dominant benthic invertebrates in the New York Bight Apex with reviews of their life histories. Seattle, WA: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service. ORO Gov Doc:Fich C 55.13:NMFS SSRF-766  

Continuous plankton records: Plankton atlas  of the North Atlantic Ocean 1958-1999. Marine Ecology Progress Series (MEPS) Supplement, 2004.

Couper, A.D. 1989. The Times atlas and encyclopaedia of the sea. New York: Harper & Row. ORO Ref Folio G2800.T5 1989  

Genten, F., Terwinghe, E., and Danguy, A. 2009. Atlas of fish histology. Enfield, NH: Science Publishers. 215p.
SciRef QL639.G43 2009

Guglielmo, L. and Ianora, A. 1995. Atlas of marine zooplankton, Straits of Magellan. Berlin; New York: Springer Verlag. ORO stacks QL123.A85 1995 v.1  

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission. 1n. International geological-geophysical atlas of the Atlantic Ocean. Moscow : Main Administration of Geodesy and Cartography under the Council of Ministers of the USSR, 1989-1990. Sci Ref Folio QE 350.2 .I58 1989  

Marks, K.M. [1992] Gravity atlas of the Southern Ocean. Rockville, MD: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Ocean Service. ORO Gov Doc C 55.220/10:MGG-7  

OBIS - Ocean Biogeographic Information System
Data tables, maps, and predicted distributions of the world's marine animals and plants

The Random House atlas of the oceans. 1991. New York: Random House. ORO stacks G2800 .R35 1991

Spalding, M. 2001. World atlas of coral reefs. Berkeley: University of California Press. 424p.
Sci Ref G1046 .L4S6 2001



Acronym search. U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory

Aquaculture: vocabulaire anglais-francais, francais-anglais. 1997. Moncton, N.B.: Editions d'Acadie. Sci Ref SH20.3.A68 1997.

Armantrout, N.B. 1998. Aquatic habitat inventory terminology. Bethesda, MD: American Fisheries Society, Western Division. 136p.
Sci Ref SH329.A66A75 1998

Baretta-Bekker, J.G., Duursma, E.K., Kuipers, B.R. 1998. Encyclopedia of marine sciences. 2nd ed. corr. and enlarged. Berlin; New York: Springer-Verlag. 357p. Sci Ref GC9.E56 1998

Baum, S.K. 2001. Glossary of physical oceanography and related disciplines. Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University.

Budd, A.F. and Johnson, K.G. n.d. Glossary of coral morphological terms. Neogene marine biota of tropical America.

Coad, B.W. and McAllister, D.E. (revised 1/22/2014) Dictionary of ichthyology

Creswell, R.L. 1993. Aquaculture desk reference. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold. Sci Ref SH135 .C74 1993

Eapen, P. K. 1999. Elsevier's dictionary of fisheries. Amsterdam; New York: Elsevier.
Sci Ref  SH201 .E26 1999 

Eleftheriou, M. 1997. Aqualex: A glossary of aquaculture terms. Chichester, NY: Wiley. Sci Ref SH20.3.A35 1997.

Elsevier's dictionary of marine pollution: English-French. 1998. Amsterdam; New York: Elsevier. 697p. Sci Ref  GC1085 .E52 1998 

Encyclopedia of the National Marine Sanctuaries. NOAA, National Marine Sanctuaries.

European directory of research centers in the fisheries sector. 1994. Dordrecht; Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers for the Commission of the European Communities. Sci Ref SH332.2.E85 1994.

FAO glossary of aquaculture. FAO

Fisheries glossary. FAO

Fisheries glossary. NOAA

Glossary of coral reef and related terms. NOAA, Coral Reef Information System.

Glossary of Marine Biology. from Levinton, J. Marine Biology: Function, Biodiversity, Ecology. New York: Oxford University Press.

Kornprobst, J.M. 2010. Encyclopedia of marine natural products. 3 vols. Weinheim: Wiley-Blackwell. 1593p.
Sci Ref QH91.K6713 2010

Krane, W. 1986. Fish: five-language dictionary of fish, crustaceans, and mollusks. Hamburg: Behr's Verlag. Sci Ref QL614.7 .K73 1986  

Marx, C.E. 1991. Elsevier's dictionary of aquaculture : in six languages, English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, and Latin. Amsterdam: Elsevier. Sci Ref SH201 .E46 1991  

Multilingual illustrated dictionary of aquatic animals and plants. 2nd ed. 1998.  Oxford: Fishing News Books; Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities. Sci Ref QH90.2 .M85 1998

New South Wales wave climate glossary
New South Wales Department of Commerce, Manly Hydraulics Laboratory

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. 1990. Multilingual dictionary of fish and fish products. Oxford: Fishing News. Sci Ref QL614.7 .O7 1990  

Perrin, W.F., Wursig, B.G., and Thewissen, J.G.M. (eds.) 2009. Encyclopedia of marine mammals. 2nd ed. London: Academic. 1316p.
Sci Ref QL713.2.E53 2009

Rojo, A.L. 1991. Dictionary of evolutionary fish osteology. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. Sci Ref QL639 .R54 1991

Schwartz, M.L. (ed.) 2005. Encyclopedia of coastal science. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer. 1211p.
Sci Ref GB450.4.E533 2005

Smirnov, N.N. 1999. Elsevier's dictionary of aquatic biology : Russian-English and English-Russian. Amsterdam; New York: Elsevier. 407p. Sci Ref QH90.2 .S63 1999

Steele, J.H., Turekian, K.K., and Thorpe, S.A. (eds.) 2001. Encyclopedia of ocean sciences. San Diego: Academic Press. 6 vols.
Sci Ref GC9.E57 2001

Stickney, R.R. 2000. Encyclopedia of aquaculture. New York: Wiley. 1063 p.
Sci Ref SH20.3 .E53 2000 

Sutton, D.L. 1996. Aquatic, Wetland and Invasive Plant Glossary. Aquatic Plant Information Retrieval System, University of Florida, Ft. Lauderdale Research and Education Center.

Taylor, D.A .1989.  Dictionary of marine technology. London: Butterworths. Sci Ref VM600 .T38 1989

Tide and current glossary. NOAA, National Ocean Service, Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.1997. Fish technology centers: directory. [Washington, D.C.?: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service]. Gov Doc I49.104:F52.

Voigt, B. 1998. Glossary of coastal terminology. Washington State Department of Ecology.


Allendorf, F. Bibliography of genetic variation in natural populations. 2/22/2011. University of Montana.

Annotated bibliography of publications from the U.S. Navy's Marine Mammal Program

Baltic marine environment bibliography. Helsinki Commission, Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission.

Baras, E. 1991. A bibliography on underwater telemetry, 1956-1990. Ottawa: Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Communications Directorate. Gov Doc Can Fs97-6/1819

Belter, C., Craig, B., Fillingham, J., Mueller, M., and Phillips, K. 10/13/2011.  Anthropogenic radionuclides in the marine environment: A selected bibliography. NOAA Central Library.

Bjorndal, K.A. and Bolten, A.B. [ND] Sea turtle bibliography. The Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research, University of Florida.

Correll, D. 2003. Vegetated stream riparian zones: Their effects on stream nutrients, sediments, and toxic substances[:] An annotated and indexed bibliography of the world literature, including buffer strips and interactions with hyporheic zones and floodplains. 13th edition.

Corvino, H.M. [1994] A bibliography of NOAA technical memoranda issued by the Southeast Fisheries Science Center of the National Marine Fisheries Service, 1972-1993. Miami: U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Gov Doc Fiche C55.13/2:NMFS-SEFC-335

Dean, B. 1916-1923. A bibliography of fishes. New York: American Museum of Natural History. Sci Index QL614 .D38  

Dieter, B.E., Wion, D.A., and McConnaughey, R.A. (eds.) 2003. Mobile fishing gear effects on benthic habitats: A bibliography. 2nd ed. NOAA Tech Memor NMFS-AFSC-135. 206p. See also Rester below.

Effects of offshore oil and gas development: A current awareness bibliography. 1990-2004. Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium. Note: Searchable database

Emery, L. 1987. Marking and tagging of aquatic animals : an indexed bibliography. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service. Gov Doc I 49.66:165  

Freshwater mollusk bibliography. K. Cummings (Illinois Natural History Survey), A.Bogan (North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences), T. Watters (The Ohio State University Museum of Biological Diversity), and C.Mayer (Illinois Natural History Survey). 
11,000 references last updated 9/22/2009. 

Grant, A. 2002. Bibliography of papers and reports on saltmarsh restoration. University of East Anglia, UK.

Heuring, L.G. 1991. A bibliography of the Arctic charr, Salvelinus alpinus (L.) complex: 1985-1990. Winnipeg: Fisheries and Oceans, Canada, 1991. Gov Doc Can Fs97-6/1775

The Island Press bibliography of environmental literature. Washington: Island Press, 1993. Sci Ref QH541 .I75 1993

Kantrud, H.A. 1996. Bibliography for aquatic plants. Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center.
Citations only, no abstracts.

Marshall, K.E. 1990. A bibliography of the lake trout, Salvelinus namaycush (Walbaum), 1984 through 1990. Winnipeg: Fisheries and Oceans, Canada. Gov Doc Can Fs97-6/1749  

McDonald, G. Bibliographia Nudibranchia produced at the University of California, Santa Cruz provides citations to the Nudibranch literature. Searching can be done on authors or title keywords.

Rester, J.K. 2000. Annotated bibliography of fishing impacts on habitats. Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission. see also the September 2003 update.

Seamount bibliography. (2009). A searchable database of over 1,500 references in standard bibliographic citation format. NSF funded project through the San Diego Supercomputer Center and Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Focus on biological sampling of seamounts.

Warmbrodt, R.D. Transgenic fish research: a bibliography: A selected bibliography of research in the field of molecular biology and genetic engineering using fresh water fish. Beltsville, MD: National Agricultural Library, 1993. Gov Doc A1.60/3:117

Wolfson, F.H. and Notarbartolo-di-Sciara, G. The whale shark bibliography. A keyword searchable database through 1980. Instituto Centrale per la Ricerca Applicata al Mare, Rome

Aquatic Sciences Journals Author Instruction Pages

Aquaculture Nutrition
Aquatic Ecology
Aquatic Living Resources
Aquatic Toxicology
Biological Bulletin
Bulletin of Marine Science
Bulletin of the European Association of Fish Pathologists
Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology
Continental Shelf Research
Coral Reefs
Deep-Sea Research Part 1
Deep-Sea Research Part II
Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
Environmental Biology of Fishes
Estuaries and Coasts
Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
European Journal of Phycology
Fish and Shellfish Immunology
Fisheries Oceanography
Fisheries Research
Fishery Bulletin
ICES Journal of Marine Science
Invertebrate Biology
Journal of Applied Phycology
Journal of Aquatic Animal Health
Journal of Crustacean Biology
Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Journal of Fish Biology
Journal of Fish Diseases
Journal of Geophysical Research
Journal of Marine Research
Journal of Molluscan Studies
Journal of Phycology
Journal of Plankton Research
Journal of Sea Research
Journal of Shellfish Research
Lake and Reservoir Management
Limnology and Oceanography
Limnology and Oceanography: Bulletin
Limnology and Oceanography: Fluids and Environments
Limnology and Oceanography: Methods
Marine & Freshwater Research
Marine Biology
Marine Chemistry
Marine Ecology
Marine Ecology Progress Series
Marine Environmental Research
Marine Mammal Science
Molecular Ecology
New Zealand Journal of Marine & Freshwater Research
North American Journal of Aquaculture
North American Journal of Fisheries Management
Scientia Marina



Acute toxicity database. USGS, Columbia Environmental Research Center. 
Results of aquatic acute toxicity tests.  Search by substance and/or species.

Bailly, N., Froese, R. and  Pauly, D. (editors) 2/2014. FishBase
A searchable database including information on physical characteristics, distribution, diagnosis, and biology of over 32,000 species of fish.

Berra, T.M. 2001. Freshwater fish distribution. San Diego: Academic Press. 604p.
Sci Ref QL624 .B47 2001

Bigelow, H.B. and Schroeder, W.C. 1952 + revisions. Fishes of the Gulf of Maine. Fishery Bulletin of the Fish and Wildlife Service, Vol. 53

Blakely, D.R. 1989. Inland aquaculture development handbook. Oxford : Fishing News. ORO stacks SH135.B57 1989  

Carvey, J.R. and Judge, D. S. 2000. Longevity records: life spans of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and fish. Odense: Odense University Press, 241p.
Sci Ref QP85.C37 2000

Castro, J.I. 2011. The sharks of North America. New York: Oxford University Press.
Sci Ref QL638.9.C346 2011

Cohen, D. M. 1990. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Gadiform fishes of the world : Order Gadiformes, an annotated and illustrated catalogue of cods, hakes, grenadiers and other gadiform fishes known to date. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Sci Ref QL637.9.G3 G32, 1990

Common and scientific names of aquatic invertebrates from the United States and Canada[:] Crustaceans. 2005. Bethesda, MD: American Fisheries Society. Special Publication #31. 545p. + cd-rom
Sci Ref QL441.1.A1C66 2005,
ORO Media Resource Center CDROM QL441.1.A1C66 2005

Common and scientific names of fishes from the United States, Canada, and Mexico. 6th ed. Bethesda, MD: American Fisheries Society, 2004. Sci Ref QL627.C66 2004

Containment area aquaculture handbook. Washington, D.C.:NOAA, 1995. Gov Doc C55.8:AQ3.

Creswell, R.L. 1993. Aquaculture desk reference. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold. Sci Ref SH135.C74 1993. - an information retrieval system for crustaceans of the world.

Diatoms and other algae: The ANSP algae image database. The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia.

FAO yearbook. 1989-.Fishery statistics. Rome: FAO. Sci Ref SH1.Y4

Fishery and aquaculture country profiles
Search or browse more than 300 country profiles.  Each profile is a detailed report with data on fishery production and trade as well as legislation.  Produced and maintained by FAO.

Flimlin, G., Macfarland, S., Rhodes, E., and Rhodes, K. 2010. Best management practices for the East Coast shellfish aquaculture industry. USDA, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Northeastern Regional Aquaculture Center, and NOAA. Note: very large file - 66.77 MB

Gerber, R.P. 2000. An identification manual to the coastal and estuarine zooplankton of the Gulf of Maine region[:] From Passamaquoddy Bay to Long Island Sound. Brunswick, ME: Acadia Productions. 2 pts. 
Sci Ref QL123.G47 2000

Global coral disease database. United Nations Environment Programme, World Conservation Monitoring Centre.

Handbook on small-scale freshwater fish farming. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 1994. ORO Stacks S531.F3 1994

Harasewych, M.G. and Moretzsohn, F. 2010. The book of shells - a life-size guide to identifying and classifying six hundred seashells. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. 655p.
Sci Ref QL405.H255 2010

Iversen, E.S. 1992. Aquaculture sourcebook: a guide to North American species. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold. ORO stacks SH33.I94 1992

Jefferson, T.A., Webber, M.A., and Pitman, R.L. 2008. Marine mammals of the world - a comprehensive guide to their identification. Amsterdam: Elsevier, Academic Press. 573p.
Sci Ref QL713.2.J44 2008

Large marine ecosystems
A database of world-wide marine ecosystems.  A map of the ecosystem is linked to fisheries statistics, biodiversity and ecosystem information, and governance. Fisheries Centre, The University of British Columbia with Pew Charitable Trust.

Lavens, P. and Sorgeloos, P. 1996. Manual on the production and use of live food for aquaculture. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. ORO Stacks SH1.F25 no. 361.

List of fisheries overview. 2011. Office of Protected Resources, NOAA.
Commercial U.S. fisheries interactions with marine mammals.

Klemm, D.J. [1991-] Manual for the evaluation of laboratories performing aquatic toxicity tests. Cincinnati, OH : Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory, Office of Modeling, Monitoring Systems, and Quality Assurance, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  Gov Doc EP 1.23/5:600/4-90/031

Manual of bioassessment of aquatic sediment quality.  1999. Boca Raton, FL: Lewis Publishers. 236p. ORO stacks GB1399.6 .M355 1999   

Manual of diagnostic tests for aquatic animals, 2013. World Organisation for Animal Health.  

Manual of physico-chemical analysis of aquatic sediments. 1997. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Lewis. 287p. ORO stacks GB1399.6 .M36 1997 

Manual on the production and use of live food for aquaculture. 1996. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. 295p. ORO stacks SH1 .F25 no.361.

Marine realms information bank. USGS

McEachran, J.D. and Fechhelm, J.D. 1998, 2005. Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico. Vol. 1: Myxiniformes to Gasterosteiformes; Vol. 2: Scorpaeniformes to Tetraodontiformes. Austin: University of Texas Press.
Sci Ref QL621.56.M383 1998, 2005 2 Vols.

Millennium coral reefs landsat archives. NASA

Nelson, J.S. 2006. Fishes of the world. 4th ed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley. 601p.
Sci Ref QL618.N4 2006

NODC (National Oceanographic Data Center) coastal water temperature guide (CWTG)

Randall, J.E. 2005. Reef and shore fishes of the South Pacific[:] New Caledonia to Tahiti and the Pitcairn Islands. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press. 707p.
Sci Ref QL636.5.O3R36 2005

Richards, W.J. [1990] List of the fishes of the western central Atlantic and the status of early life stage information [microform] Miami, FL: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Fisheries Center ; Springfield, VA: Available from National Technical Information Service. Gov Doc:Fiche C 55.13/2:NMFS-SEFC-267  

Rodger, R.W.A. 2006. The fisheries of North America[:] An illustrated guide to commercial species. Halifax: Canadian Marine Publications. 213p.
SciRef SH219.R63 2006

Seas at the millennium: An environmental evaluation. 2000. Amsterdam: Pergamon. 3 volumes.
Sci Ref QH541.5.S3S35 2000

Smith, A.B. 2010. The echinoid directory. London: The Natural History Museum. Includes keys, classification, 3D models, glossary, and taxa index.

Smith, D.G. 2001. Pennak's freshwater invertebrates of the United States. 4th ed. NY: John Wiley. 638p.
ORO stacks QL365.365.S65 2001

Swift, D.R 1993.. Aquaculture training manual. Oxford: Fishing News Books. ORO stacks SH135 .S93 1993  

Todd, C.D., Laverack, M.S. and Boxshall, G.A. 1996. Coastal marine zooplankton : a practical manual for students. 2nd ed. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press. 106p. ORO stacks QL123 .T64 1996.

Untergasser, D. 1989. Handbook of fish diseases. Neptune City, NJ: T.F.H. Publications. ORO stacks SH171 .U67 1989  

Wilson, R.P. 1991. Handbook of nutrient requirements of finfish. Boca Raton,FL: CRC Press. Sci Ref SH156 .H355 1991


NOAA Tide Predictions.  NOAA


AIRD: Aquatic Invasions Research Directory
Search for projects and people concerning aquatic species invasions. Smithsonian Environmental Research Center.

Annual aquaculture products issue from Aquaculture magazine. Sci Ref SH20.5.A625.

Aquaculture magazine. Buyer's guide...and industry directory. Sci Ref SH20.5.A62.

Ayuso, A. [1993]. Directory of marine monitoring programs in Massachusetts. [Cambridge, MA: MIT Sea Grant College Program] ORO stacks GC57.2.M3 no.92-15  

Commission of the European Communities. 1992. European directory of fisheries and aquaculture research (FAR) Dordrecht ; Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers. Sci Ref SH332.2.E85 1992  

Directory of State Aquaculture Coordinators and Contacts. 9/4/2013. National Association of State Aquaculture Coordinators.

Fabry, C.M. 1995. Education and training programs in oceanography and related fields. Washington, D.C.: Marine Technology Society. Sci Ref GC31.6.E28 1995  

Fisheries Research Organizations and Research Programmes in the European Union, Iceland, Israel and Norway. European Commission.

IAMSLIC Union List of Series.  International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers. Searchable list of marine and aquatic science journals and other serial publications.

Malacological Journals and Newsletters. Searchable database. Field Museum of Natural History, Department of Zoology.

Marine Labs, Institutes, Graduate Programs. From Marine Biology Web - An Educational Resource. Links to U.S. and other marine laboratories.  

National Fish Hatchery System.  U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Society of Wetland Scientists. 2001-2002. Membership directory. Supplement to Wetlands, 22(1).
Sci Ref QH75.A1S66 2001-2002



Ainley, D.G. [1994] Beached marine birds and mammals of the North American west coast: a revised guide to their census and identification, with supplemental keys to beached sea turtles and sharks. San Francisco: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Gulf of Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. Gov Doc C55.8:B35 

Aquatic plant identification and herbicide use guide. Vicksburg, Miss. : US Army Corps of Engineers, Waterways Experiment Station, [1988-] Gov Doc D103.24/2:A-88-9/v.-  

Bailly, N., Froese, R. and  Pauly, D. (editors) 2/2014. FishBase
A searchable database including information on physical characteristics, distribution, diagnosis, and biology of over 32,000 species of fish.

CFIA fish list. Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Crow, G.E. and Hellquist, C.B. 2000.  Aquatic and wetland plants of northeastern North America. Volume 1: Pteridophytes, Gymnosperms, and Angiosperms: Dicotyledons. Volume 2: Angiosperms: Monocotyledons. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press. Vol. 1: 480p., Vol. 2: 400p.
Sci Ref QK117.C84 2000

Cultured aquatic species factsheets. FAO

Holthuis, L.B. 1991. Marine lobsters of the world : an annotated and illustrated catalogue of species of interest to fisheries known to date. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.Sci Ref SH1.F8725a no.125e  

Index to species profiles: Life histories and environmental requirements of coastal fishes and invertebrates. USGS, National Wetlands Research Center.

Kells, V. and Carpenter, K. 2011. A field guide to coastal fishes - from Maine to Texas. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press. 446p.
Sci Ref QL628.A85K44 2011

LarvalBase. 9/2006. Institute of Marine Research, Kiel. Project leader Dr. Bernd Ueberschar.

Maine marine resource information by species. Maine Department of Marine Resources.

Nonindigenous aquatic species distribution Information.
A searchable database including information on amphibians, crustaceans, fishes, mollusks, and reptiles (among others). Search by state or drainage area.  USGS

Tomas, C.R., Throndsen, J., and Heimdal, B.R. 1993. Marine phytoplankton: A guide to naked flagellates and coccolithophorids. San Diego: Academic Press. Sci Ref QK934.M36 1993  

White, S. (editor). 2003. Field guide to the phytoplankton in the Gulf of Maine. University of Maine Cooperative Extension/Maine Sea Grant. 54p.
Sci Ref QK934G55 2003

White, S.K. [1993] A field guide to economically important seaweeds of northern New England. University of Maine/University of New Hampshire Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program. ORO stacks SH390.5.U5W54 1993  

Williams, Austin B. 1984. Shrimps, lobsters, and crabs of the Atlantic Coast of the Eastern United States, Maine to Florida. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press. Sci Ref QL444.M33W54 1984



Appeltans, W., Bouchet, P., Boxshall, G.A., Fauchald, K., Gordon, D.P., Hoeksema, B.W., Poore, G.C.B., van Soest, R.W.M., Stohr, S., Walter, T.C., and Costello, M.J. (eds),   WoRMS - world register of marine species. Hosted by Vlaams Instiituut Voor de Zee.

Biographical etymology of marine organism names (BEMON). Hans G. Hansson.

Catalogue of diatom names. 9/19/2011. California Academy of Sciences.
Searchable by genus, species, intraspecific epithet, author, and publication year.

Catalog of fishes online. (last updated 3/10/2014) California Academy of Sciences

Fish Collection-Online Search .Holdings of the National Collection of Fishes, Division of Fishes, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, with over 200,000 entries.  

Ichthyology - primary types imagebase. California Academy of Sciences

Invertebrate Zoology at the Smithsonian Institution
This site contains bibliographies of crayfish, cephalopod, and copepod literature among other bibliographies.  

MBLWHOI library digital herbarium
Marine Biological Laboratory/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Marine vertebrates collection
Searchable database of over 4,500 catalogued species at Scripps.  Each record contains collection location, latitude/longitude, quantity, date, depth of water, and depth of capture.

Wehr, J.D. and Sheath, R.G. (eds.) 2003. Freshwater algae of North America[:] Ecology and classification. Amsterdam: Academic Press. 918p.
Sci Ref QK570.5.F74 2003 

World list of marine, freshwater and terrestrial isopod crustaceans. Department of systematic biology, invertebrate zoology, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.


ALSO - Advancing the Science of Limnology and Oceanography

American Fisheries Society

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

Aquaculture Association of Canada

Aquatic Plant Management Society

Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission

Canadian Aquaculture Institute

East Coast Shellfish Growers Association

The Lobster Institute, University of Maine

Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center

Maine Association of Wetland Scientists (MAWS)

National Aquaculture Association

Northeast Aquatic Plant Management Society

Northeastern Regional Aquaculture Center

World Aquacultural Society


Aquatic Commons. Digital repository. International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers.

Census of Marine Life. Coordinated by a secretariat at the Consortium of Oceanographic Research and Education, Washington.

CoRIS (Coral Reef Information System Library). NOAA

Digital Libraries: Harmful Algae.  Full-text documents from National Sea Grant Library.

EurekAlert!/AAAS Marine Science Portal

Freshwater and Marine Image Bank. University of Washington Libraries. Digital Collections.

Marine & Ocean Sciences ePrints @ Plymouth. Digital archive of papers produced by staff of Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, and the Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science.

Marine Realms Information Bank. USGS. Virtual library of marine information searchable by author, agency, project, location and many other parameters

NOAA Photo Library

Scripps Institution of Oceanography Library


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