Two Oceans: A Guide to the Marine Life of Southern Africa

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Struik, Mar 1, 2008 - Nature - 360 pages
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This unrivalled field guide covers over 1,400 species of the most common forms of marine life that inhabit our coasts including the invertebrates, fish, reptiles, mammals birds and plants. The book documents a selection of these, concentrating on the most frequently encountered species living in the intertidal zone and in shallow subtidal waters that can readily be explored by scuba divers. There is a particular focus on open-coast beaches and rocky shores, and aquatic estuarine animals and plants are also covered. Fish that are commonly seen in tidal pools or by divers, or those frequently caught by angers are included, as are smaller rock-pool fish. It will meet the needs of scientists, students, fishermen, scuba divers and beachcombers alike, encapsulating current knowledge and enabling the identification of diverse species, from sponges to whales and from seaweeds to mangroves."

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PROFESSOR GEORGE M. BRANCH is world-renowned for his research on rocky shores.

PROFESSOR CHARLES GRIFFITHS is internationally known for his research on crustaceans, mussels, linefish and predator-prey interactions on rocky shores.

MARGO BRANCH is a biologist with wide interests and a particular skill in natural history illustration.

DR LYNNATH BECKLEY is a dynamic fish biologist, respected for her expertise on the biology of fishes.

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