By Eugene H. Kaplan
With greater than 500 species defined and greater than four hundred illustrations, this consultant offers quickly and straightforward visible identity of fishes, mollusks, sponges, shrimps, lobsters, crabs, and masses extra of the fauna chanced on at the coral reefs of the Caribbean and Florida.
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Baffled, boxed in, and outmaneuvered, Vasadre wanted nothing if he could not have a monopoly. ” Various officials fought over the otter trade for a few years, but royal sanction for the business was soon withdrawn. The Philippine Company dropped plans for pelt 20â•… â•… The Death and Life of Monterey Bay shipments, and no other player could secure complete control of the trade. By 1793, Spain’s ability to hunt and market otter fur, despite high prices in China and abundant animals in California, collapsed.
A month before La Pérouse sailed into Monterey, Vicente Vasadre y Vega had arrived at the tattered mission bearing official sanction from the king and the viceroy to begin trade in otters. But he had sought far more, securing the viceroy’s agreement that Vasadre would have a virtual monopoly on the otter trade. He had accomplished this by promising to sell otter furs in China, but not for money. His plan was to trade otter fur for quicksilver—Chinese mercury—which was vital in extracting gold and silver ore in Mexico, something the Spanish government needed badly.
The Chinese community was left without legal recourse, and the unstoppable destruction of the Chinese nets drove the China Point fishing fleet and the whole town toward destitution. And then the village remembered squid. The Ten-Armed Solution The war for Monterey Bay pushed the Chinese out to the outer coast, where the rough water and persistent surf scuttled the chance for a good living. Displaced in space, the Chinese community turned back to its roots and discovered a way to coexist with the territoriality of Monterey fishing.
A Field Guide to Coral Reefs Caribbean and Florida (Peterson Field Guides) by Eugene H. Kaplan