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 third edition features:
- Over 100 new images and expanded genus coverage
- Over 100 refinements to the logic
- New topside workflow
- Dramatically improved print quality
Please note, the third edition is printed on splash proof laminated paper. While it can be used wet handed, it is no longer suited for underwater use while diving as the second edition was.