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    DescriptionFrom tide pools to coral reefs and the open ocean beyond lies a world abundant with an assortment of colorful fish, other fascinating creatures, and plants. The lure of this life of the ocean's reefs and open water is no secret to scuba divers and snorkellers, who crave the opportunity to gaze upon this wonderful world through their dive masks. This guide to tropical marine life identifies all the most likely encountered marine life in magnificent colour photographs that provide the keys to this magnificent world. In this gallery of more than 400 species readers will find extensive identification of the largest families of fishes and other ocean life. Each entry includes the name, scientific species, habitat, range and a description particular to the animal or plant. With its sections on invertebrates and algae, this guide reveals the wide range of animals and plants in the undersea ecosystem. Also included is behavioural information on feeding, mimicry, and symbiosis, providing insights into the survival strategies taking place among animals beneath the ocean surface. The clear, concise descriptions for more than 400 species are collected in this handy, portable and comprehensive reference for use in the field or at the desk. The surveys of the tropical ocean regions and sea life around the world include: The Caribbean; The Hawaiian Islands; French Polynesia; The Fijian Islands; The Philippines and South China Sea; Micronesia; The Indonesian Archipelago; Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands; The Great Barrier Reef; Western Thailand and Andaman Sea; The Maldives and Western Indian Ocean; The Red Sea; Tropical Eastern Pacific.


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    Title
    Reef Life
    Subtitle
    A Guide to Tropical Marine Life
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Brandon Cole, By (author) Scott Michael
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 600
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 180 mm
    Thickness: 41 mm
    Weight: 1,111 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781770851900
    ISBN 10: 1770851909
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.2
    LC subject heading: , ,
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 560
    BIC subject category V2: WNCS1
    Ingram Subject Code: NA
    Libri: I-NA
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ECOLGY
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27610
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    LC classification: QH
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 97
    Abridged Dewey: 551
    BISAC V2.8: NAT011000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A63702534
    BISAC V2.8: NAT025000
    B&T Approval Code: A57010200
    DC22: 577.789
    BISAC V2.8: SCI020000, NAT012000
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 578.7789
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: WNCS1
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    700 full-colour illustrations
    Publisher
    FIREFLY BOOKS LTD
    Imprint name
    FIREFLY BOOKS LTD
    Publication date
    25 April 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Ontario
    Author Information
    Brandon Cole is a biologist, wildlife photographer and photojournalist specializing in the marine environment worldwide. His photography has appeared in hundreds of magazines including GEO, National Geographic, Newsweek, Outside, Scientific American and Smithsonian. Scott W. Michael is an internationally recognized writer, underwater photographer and researcher who specializes in elasmobranchs (i.e., sharks, skates and rays) and coral reef fishes. He is the author of Reef Sharks and Rays of the World (1994). He is a scientific consultant for National Geographic Explorer and the Discovery Channel.
    Review quote
    Brandon Cole is one of the world's most accomplished underwater photographers and certainly one of the most prolific.... He has put a collection of his pictures together to form a useful guide to tropical marine life. The text is by Scott Michael, a sometime scientific consultant to National Geographic Explorer and Discovery Channel. Six hundred pages make up a weighty volume measuring 16 x 18cm, and half of that is reproduced in the conventional form of a fish-identification book, with a photograph and details of an example of each species. However, much of this book contains chapters on such issues as parental care in reef fish, schooling and shoaling, venom and poison, and cleaner-fish ecology. It even has an appropriately small section on algae. A major section details the different coral reef communities found around the world... There are chapters on elasmobranches, invertebrates, marine reptiles and marine mammals and all are illustrated, almost without exception, with beautiful pictures by Brandon Cole, although Scott Michael and a few others have filled in the inevitable holes. The text is informative and well sourced without being too wordy.--John Bantin"Divernet (Diver Magazine online)" (06/01/2013)