Sea Fishes and Invertebrates of the Mediterranean

Sea Fishes and Invertebrates of the Mediterranean

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By (author) Lawson Wood

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  • Publisher: New Holland Publishers Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 142mm x 208mm x 12mm | 281g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2002
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1843301040
  • ISBN 13: 9781843301042
  • Illustrations note: 300 colour photographs, 60 b&w line drawings, map, glossary, index
  • Sales rank: 506,854

Product description

Revealing the fascinating wealth of sea life in the Mediterranean, this compact and easy-to-follow guidebook is illustrated with colour photographs taken in many exotic locations. It contains individual descriptions of 289 species of fishes, coral and invertebrates, arranged in taxonomic order and spanning all genera. It covers the waters around Gibraltar, Spain, France, Monaco, Corsica, Sardinia, Italy, Croatia, Greece, Crete, Cyprus, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt, Lybia, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco, and is designed to be of practical use to divers, snorkellers and underwater photographers. The introduction includes information on limited occurrence of reef formations and their conservation, tips on holiday planning and specific recommended sites.

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Lawson Wood is an award-winning underwater photographer and author. Well respected in international diving circles, he is the founder of the first marine nature reserve in his native Scotland and a founder member of the Marine Conservation Society. Lawson was also the first person to become a Fellow of both the Royal Photographic Society and British Institute of Professional Photographers solely for underwater photography. He is the author and photographer of a number of New Holland titles including The Dive Sites of the Bahamas and photographer of Reef Fishes, Corals and Invertebrates of the Caribbean.

Table of contents

Sea Fishes and Invertebrates of the Mediterranean consists of individual descriptions of 289 species of fishes, corals and invertebrates, arranged in taxonomic order and spanning all genera. It covers the waters around Gibraltar, Spain, France, Monaco, Corsica, Sardinia, Italy, Croatia, Greece, Crete, Cyprus, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt, Lybia, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco. Each species is illustrated with one or more colour photographs, showing - where important - differences of sex, age and colour phase. The introduction includes information on limited occurrence of reef formations and their conservation, useful tips on holiday planning, and specific recommended sites. In addition, there are illustrations to assist with the identification of fish families and a colour map of the region which shows all principal diving areas. Introduction; External Features of Fishes; Identification Groups and Pictorial; Guide to Families; Plants; Seagrasses, Algae; Invertebrates; Sponges, Cnidarians, Bryozoans, Worms, Molluscs, Crustaceans, Echinoderms, Ascidians; Fish; Sharks, Rays, Eels, Pipefish, Snipefish, Lizardfish, Anglerfish, Scorpionfish, Groupers, Cardinalfish, Jacks, Barracuda, Grey Mullet, Drum, Damselfish, Goatfish or Mullet, Picarel, Smelt, Bream, Wrasse, Parrotfish, Dragonet, Gurnard, Blenny, Stargazer, Weaverfish, Gobies, Codfish, Flounder; Other Vertebrates; Turtles, Dolphins; Glossary; Index