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Book details
  • Genre:NATURE
  • SubGenre:Ecosystems & Habitats / Oceans & Seas
  • Language:English
  • Pages:348
  • eBook ISBN:9780989052412

Caribbean Reef Life

of The Bay Islands, Honduras

by Mickey Charteris

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Overview
Caribbean Reef Life is an essential companion on any dive trip to the Bay Islands. Using stunning photographs, over 1000 reef species are identified and described, everything from Marine Plants to Corals, Sponges, Invertebrates, Reef Fishes and more. It is easy to search and navigate, helping divers to quickly identify their finds after a dive. Caribbean Reef Life is also more than just an identification resource; the book is filled with fun facts and insights into the behavior of the inhabitants of a coral reef.
Description
Caribbean Reef Life is an essential companion on any dive trip to the By Islands. Using stunning photographs, over 1000 reef species are identified and described, everything from Marine Plants to Corals, Sponges, Invertebrates, Reef Fishes and more. It is easy to search and navigate, helping divers to quickly identify their finds after a dive. Caribbean Reef Life is also more than just an identification resource; the book is filled with fun facts and insights into the behavior of the inhabitants of a coral reef. Each species photograph is accompanied by a short description of the most important distinguishing characteristics of the species, maximum sizes, and both common and scientific names. Even juvenile and male and female examples are given where applicable. The different groups of marine life are arranged from the most simple to the most complex, from tiny plants and sponges to the largest dolphins and whales. Color coded to help with searches, and the "Find it Fast" page helps divers to quickly get to the pages they are looking for. The extensive index at the back of the book helps to nail down tricky identifications.
About the author
Mickey Charteris was born in Canada and grew up in South Africa, where he learned to dive. He is now a professional diver and underwater photographer, currently living on the island of Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras. For the last five years Mickey has been cataloguing the biodiversity of Caribbean coral reefs, and after photographing over 1000 species, and even discovering a few new ones, he has compiled a field guide to help the recreational diver identify the finds they make on their dives.
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