A new and updated edition of this popular title covering the fishes and invertebrates of the Mediterranean Sea.
Almost entirely enclosed by land, the Mediterranean Sea is surrounded by many popular wildlife destinations, including Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Egypt and Morocco. From sharks and turtles to algae and sponges, Marine Life of the Mediterranean reveals the fascinating wealth of sea life found in this diverse but little-documented region.
Featuring more than 290 species of fish, corals and other vertebrates and invertebrates, each species account includes key information on identification, habitats, diet and behaviour. Recommendations on where to go scuba diving, as well as important information on dangerous marine life, conservation zones and marine protected areas are also included.
Fully updated throughout, this compact and easy-to-follow guidebook – illustrated with colour photographs taken in a number of unique and exotic locations – is an essential companion for divers, snorkellers and underwater photographers visiting the area.
- A Sea of Seas
- Human Impact
- Carpet Algae
- The Habitats
- Reef Conservation and the Tourist
- Endangered Species
- Classification and Nomenclature
- Making choices in Marine Conservation
- Sea Stingers of the Mediterranean
- Diving Areas
- Key to Symbols
- External features of fish
- Identification Groups and Pictorial Guide to Families
- Cnidarians and Ctenophores
- Cartilaginous Fish (Rays and Sharks)
- Teleosts or Bony Fish
Lawson Wood is from Eyemouth in Scotland, and has been scuba diving since 1965. Now with more than 16,000 dives logged in all of the world's oceans, he is the author and co-author of more than 50 books, mainly on our underwater world. He made photographic history by becoming a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and the British Institute of Professional Photographers solely for his underwater photography. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Lawson is the founder of the first marine reserve in Scotland and a co-founder of the Marine Conservation Society.