"This volume will become THE BIBLE for biota of the Gulf of Mexico for the next decade or two, and will be heavily used until another version is attempted, if ever. Felder, Camp, and Tunnell all richly deserve the accolades they will receive." --Thomas C. Shirley, Endowed Chair for Biodiversity and Conservation Science for the Harte Research Institute
"the first in a multivolume set, will be of great use to specialists who conduct environmental reseach in the Gulf of Mexico." -- S.R. Fegely, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"The editing of the volume and quality of graphics are consistently good. Overall, this exhaustive effort will be of critical importance to a specic and limited audience........... Highly Recommended." -- S.R. Fegely, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(Thomas C. Shirley)
". . . a landmark publication on the biodiversity of a body of water that is not only of regional but also of international importance ..." --Frank Truesdale
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About the Author
DARRYL L. FELDER is professor of biology and head of the laboratory for crustacean research at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. DAVID K. CAMP, a former research scientist at the Florida Marine Research Institute of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, is now a consulting biologist and freelance science editor in Seminole, Florida. Both Felder and Camp are associates at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.