eUpdates

Join our email listserv and receive monthly updates on the latest titles.

Hopkins Fulfillment Services

Marine Fishes of Florida

Paperback
, 392 pages

495 color photos

ISBN:
9781421418728
May 2016
$39.95

Availability?

Available

Availability Text

Usually ships 2-3 business days after receipt of order.

Marine Fishes of Florida

PRESS KIT

PREVIEW AN EXCERPT OF THE BOOK

TABLE OF CONTENTS

The most comprehensive book about Florida’s marine fishes ever produced, Marine Fishes of Florida includes hundreds of photographs and descriptions of species you’ll encounter—plus many that are rare—when diving, snorkeling, kayaking, or fishing. Coverage includes both the Atlantic and Gulf coastline, from habitats near the shore to deeper waters. Fishes found in coastal rivers and other brackish waters are fully represented, as are offshore species that venture into Florida’s waters often enough to be called "occasional visitors."

David B. Snyder and George H. Burgess intertwine personal observations with results from research studies to provide accurate—often surprising—details. The result is a set of beautifully succinct identification descriptions coupled with information about each species’ natural history.

From the largest sharks to the smallest cryptic gobies, from homely toadfishes to the spectacularly colored reef fishes, this book is certain to help you better understand the fish you’ve seen or hooked.

Features of Marine Fishes of Florida include

· Color photographs by leading marine photographers
· Differentiation of adult and juvenile forms
· Coverage of 133 fish families and hundreds of species
· Size and geographical range data
· Natural history and conservation notes
· Explanations of geologic history and current habitats

David B. Snyder is a senior scientist with CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. His photographs of fishes have appeared in numerous field guides and technical and popular publications. George H. Burgess is the coordinator of museum operations and the director of the Florida Program for Shark Research at the University of Florida’s Florida Museum of Natural History. He is the coauthor of Sharks: The Animal Answer Guide.

"The most comprehensive book about Florida’s marine fishes ever produced, Marine Fishes of Florida includes hundreds of photographs and descriptions of species you’ll encounter—plus many that are rare—when diving, snorkeling, kayaking, or fishing."

"... Fascinating for anyone wishing to learn about these fascinating animals. Libraries in the southeast United States, and any institution, including colleges and universities, with patrons interested in the lives of fish will find the reasonably priced volume worth having."

"Recommended."

"I applaud the authors for the their considerable effort and creativity in compiling this book devoted exclusively to marine fishes of Florida. The photos and detail presented in this book are both entertaining and informative... I think this book will be a great addition to the library of any biologist, fisher, diver or student, and I strongly recommend this book to anyone wishing to expand their knowledge of Florida fishes."

"It is an engaging and informative introduction to the diversity of fishes off the Florida coast and more broadly could be used in a school setting to illustrate how marine ecosystems and species diversity are influenced by the physical elements of the environment and in particular geology and ocean currents."

Related Links

Related Books