by Gerald R. Allen and Roger Steene Explore the exciting realm of nature’s exquisite masterpiece, the living coral reef. From the shores of Hawaii to the Red Sea and all points between this comprehensive volume is designed for divers, beachcombers, marine aquarists, or just plain nature lovers. Containing 1,800 illustrations, it provides quick and easy identification of commonly encountered coral reef organisms from seaweeds to dolphins. This handsome reference was specifically prepared to cater to the traveller – very compact, yet providing in-depth coverage. It will certainly add another dimension to your coral reef holiday. Regions covered: Red Sea, East Africa, Seychelles, Mauritius, Maldives, Andaman Sea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Okinawa, Australia, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia and Hawaii. Contents include: Marine Plants, Foraminiferida, Sponges, Jellyfish, Hydrozoans, Sea anemones, Corals, Soft corals and sea fans, Marine worms, Crustaceans, Sea shells, Nudibranchs and sea slugs, Cephalopods, Bryozoans, Sea stars, Brittle stars, Feather stars, Sea urchins, Holothurians, Ascidians, Fishes, Sea snakes, Turtles, Sea birds, Mammals, as well as separate indexes of both Common and Scientific names. 368 page soft cover.