Please see below a list of recommended reading for volunteers who wish to prepare in advance for their Skills Development Programme that they will complete as part of their expedition. 

SCIENTIFIC GUIDES - Philippines

Coral Cay Conservation, Philippines Survey Species Identification Guide 

Oliver Wood, Publisher:Butler and Tanner, Frome 

 

This manual was produced by Coral Cay Conservation (CCC) and ex-volunteer turned Project Scientist, Oliver Wood. It is a fantastic reference guide for the skills needed to learn species identification, and for learning species morphology. This guide was written prior to the adoption of a new methodolgy but it is still a brilliant learning aid for species found in the indo-pacific region. 

 

This guide is available for order by phone from CCC Head Office and is priced at £14.50 + P&P. Call + 44 (0) 207 620 1411 for your copy.

Publisher: OUP Oxford (25 Jun 2009) ISBN-10: 0198566360
 

This book provides an integrated overview of the function, physiology, ecology, and behaviour of coral reef organisms.

Publisher: Collins; Revised edition edition (4 Jun 2001)ISBN-10: 0007111118
 
Over 2,100 species are illustrated in all their major forms: male, female, immature or geographical varieties. This is the first book that enables divers and snorkellers to identify the inhabitants of coral reefs - wherever they are in the world.
Publisher: Tropical Reef Research (Dec 1994) ISBN-10: 9810056877
Publisher: New World Publications; 2nd edition (1 Feb 2002) ISBN-10: 1878348337
 
This title contains 3 books, "Reef Fish Identification: Florida, Caribbean & Bahamas", "Reef Creature Identification: Florida, Caribbean & Bahamas"and "Reef Coral Identification: Florida, Caribbean & Bahamas".
Publisher: New World Publications (1 Oct 2003) ISBN-10: 1878348361
A comprehensive fish identification guide covering the fish-rich reefs of the Pacific.
Underwater Plastic Coral Identification Guide. Publisher: BYO Guides (2009)
Supported by the Coral Hub website with over two hours of free video training in its Learning Centre and a Terminology Buster as part of a total coral identification solution. To gain a 10% discount please use this code ccc10pc in the www.byoguides.com eSHOP.

SCIENTIFIC GUIDES - Montserrat

Reef Fish Identification: Florida Caribbean Bahamas

Publisher: New World Publications (US); 4th edition (18 Jun. 2014) ISBN-13: 978-1878348579

A comprehensive guide to the fish species found in the New World. Volume 1 of the Reef Set series.

 

Reef Creature Identification: Florida Caribbean Bahamas

Publisher: New World Publications (US); 3rd edition (6 Nov. 2013) ISBN-13: 978-1878348531

A comprehensive guide to the invertebrate species found in the New World. Volume 2 of the Reef Set series.

 

 

Reef Coral Identification: Florida Caribbean Bahamas

Publisher: New World Publications (US); 3rd edition (6 Nov. 2013) ISBN-13: 978-1878348548

A comprehensive guide to the coral species found in the New World. Volume 3 of the Reef Set series.

Reef Fish Behaviour: Florida Caribbean Bahamas

Publisher: New World Publications (1 Nov. 1999) ISBN-13: 978-1878348289

Offers a detailed overview of what is presently known about the behaviour and ecology of reef fishes inhabiting the waters of Florida, the Caribbean and Bahamas. It also serves as a companion reference to the 'Reef Set' Series.

 

Montserrat: A Guide to the Centre Hills

This small book offers a general overview of the terrestrial species to be found in the Montserrat Centre Hills

TRAVEL GUIDES

Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications; 11th edition edition (1 May 2012) ISBN-10: 1741796946
Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications; 2nd Revised edition (1 April 2010) ISBN-10: 9781741040500