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Coral Finder: Indo Pacific

Field / Identification GuideDivers Guide
  • Printed on polypropylene to allow underwater use
  • With the Coral Finder you can identify corals by choosing what they look like
  • Use the simple Visual Navigation system to select a page of “best bets” for what your coral might be
  • Widely used as a tool in educational contexts and coral identification workshops

By: Russell Kelley(Author)

30 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations


Spiralbound | waterproof | Jan 2009 | Edition: 2 | #227008 | ISBN-13: 9780646523262
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £56.99 $73/€63 approx

About this book

Coral Finder is the world’s first comprehensive coral ID guide printed on polypropylene, meaning that you can actually take it underwater. It lets the untrained diver identify corals to genus level regardless of growth form, and includes links to topside resources for post dive learning. Use the simple Visual Navigation system to select a page of “best bets” for what your coral might be. Now your choice is simple and easy to confirm. The Coral Finder is aimed at recreational divers, dive instructors, dive boats and businesses, snorkelers, reef walkers, students, naturalists, scientists.

The answer to the question “What coral is that?” is in your head – literally. Your eyes and brain are the world’s most powerful supercomputer capable of solving complex visual problems instantly. Traditional field guides put text between you and the answer – and text needs to be interpreted. The Coral Finder reduces the problem of identifying corals to a series of simple visual choices. It does so by creating a choice matrix for at-a-glance decision-making where it really matters underwater. Just scan the page and “see” the answer! To further take the confusion out of learning coral identification, a simplified glossary of terms is included. Culled from the hundreds of terms in use by professional taxonomists the Coral Finder only tells what you need to know to get the job done.

All IDs cross reference back to Corals of the World for post dive follow up to species level. It also provides a complete learning solution of free world class training resources on the Coral Hub.

The Coral Finder is protected by a clear polypropylene cover and 2 mm back board. The back board can be used as a slate and for attachment points. After your dive trip just wash the Coral Finder along with the rest of your dive gear, then dry the pages with a towel.

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