Southern Africa has a particularly rich marine fauna and flora – almost 6% of all coastal marine species known worldwide occur here, along only 0.5% of the world's coastline. The most frequently encountered species of this rich assemblage – fish to whales, algae to sponges, and seaweeds to dune forests – are covered in detail in this newly revised and comprehensively updated edition of the best-selling Two Oceans: A Guide to the Marine Life of Southern Africa. It encompasses descriptions of more than 2,200 species, covering diagnostic features, biology, related species, and distribution. Stunning full-colour photographs illustrate the species.
The only guide to southern Africa's marine heritage, this fifth edition brings the science up to date and features an additional 120 species, 260 updated species names, revised distribution maps, and more than 190 new photographs. Highly recommended for scientists, students, divers, fishers, and beachcombers.
George Branch is a world-renowned marine biologist and successful author of Two Oceans and the original Living Shores.
Charles Griffiths, of the Department of Zoology, University of Cape Town. His focus is primarily on marine invasive species and marine biodiversity and taxonomy, as well as general rocky shore ecology.
Margo Branch is a biologist with wide interests and a particular skill in natural history illustration.