Great British Marine Animals 2nd Edition
Great British Marine Animals is an eye-opening celebration of Britain's sea creatures, from the magnificent basking shark to the tiny but dazzlingly colourful jewel anemone. The book is both an identification guide and an introduction to the animals' fabulous forms and intriguing habits. It will appeal to everyone who loves wildlife and beautiful photography, or wants to discover more about our seas. In addition to clear portraits that aid identification, full-page photos and photographic sequences show animals in action in their natural habitat. There are many unusual photographs, including those of crabs in territorial dispute, sea hare mating chains, starfish chasing brittle stars and even a blenny having a 'bad hair day'. The expanded 2nd edition has details of 30 extra species, 90 new photographs and a foreword by WWF and the Marine Conservation Society. With 272 pages and 420 colour photographs in total, there are details of the following types of marine animal: Sponges, cnidarians, sea anemones, corals, hydroids, jellyfish, worms, crustaceans, crabs, lobsters, prawns, shrimps, barnacles, molluscs, chitons, sea snails, sea slugs, bivalves, cuttlefish, octopus, squid, echinoderms, starfish, brittle stars, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, feather stars, sea squirts, fish including sharks, rays, eels, cod, pipefish, sea scorpions, gurnards, clingfish, mullet, bass, weevers, wrasse, blennies, gobies and flatfish.