Australian Marine Life gives the reader a porthole through which to glimpse the wonderful plants and animals of Australia's temperate waters.
Many people recognise the beauty and diversity of plant and animal communities in Australia's tropical seas, particularly those along the Great Barrier Reef. By contrast, relatively few know about the immense variety along the southern half of the continent. This new book describes 1,450 of the most commonly seen plants and animals of the region and includes * notes on their habitat and distribution * 1,500 full colour photographs * a wealth of information for academic biologists, divers, beachcombers and those who fish professionally or for recreation. This is the definitive reference work of its kind.