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Meet the sea's most fascinating creatures--see the lives and curiosities of charmers and tricksters--many newly identified and some on the verge of extinction.

From one of the world's premier marine biologists, an award-winning underwater photographer, and a leading expert on seahorses, comes a spectacular guide to hundreds of the ocean's fishes and coral reefs.

In this rich
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Hardcover, 312 pages
Published September 10th 2019 by Apollo Publishers
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Jim Razinha
Jun 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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I received a review copy of this from the publisher through Edelweiss. It's short, when you consider that half of it is photographs, but what photographs!! Stunning, jaw-dropping "wow" for some of the tiniest creatures in that world beneath. Dr. Smith is an incredible photographer. And he's had access to some amazing reefs in his work, which he shares in here. He says,
I am drawn to animals that are easily overlooked or ignored, and I use underwater photography to share their beauty - hopefully i
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Alicia
Aug 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
(Reverse readathon book)

My second adult animal nonfiction book for the readathon (dolphins were the other), but I liked the overall structure of the book that weaves just a little bit of Smith's work into the larger appreciation for the abundance of life in and around coral reefs. So.much.microscopic.stuff. While I read it digitally on a my Nook tablet, I'm sure the final hardcover copy will look a lot nicer than the way the images pulled up on my device but I didn't lose anything in the story i
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David Delport
Jan 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Incredible photographs throughout & fascinating insight into the ocean’s weird and wonderful. This is the documentary that I’d like to watch! It has the intelligence to shine a light on far more interesting subjects than the commonly gawped at ‘big fish’ and is highly educational without being pedantic. Hits the mark perfectly between an engaging read and a great coffee table book. ...more
Robin Tierney
Feb 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Just some notes:


The World Beneath:
The Life and Times of Unknown Sea Creatures and Coral Reefs
By Dr Richard Smith

More diversity than tropical rain forests.

Largest biogenic structure 1,400 mile long Great Barrier Reef off Queensland Australia. Symbiosis of polyps and zooanthellae…. Respiration, metabolism, manage and expel waste.
Tiny seahorses,
West Papua, Indonesia. Plankton various nutrient rich organisms.
Allelochemicals toxins released to ward off predators.
Invertebrates, tunicates (sea squirts
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Aug 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Gorgeous book, with so much enlightening information! The photos are spectacular and it's easy to read, not at all dry. It's awe-inducing to see how these sea creatures interact and view the wild designs of their bodies. I love this book and have gifted it too many people. There's nothing else like it.
Brianna
Sep 13, 2019 rated it it was ok
Good message but boring. Pictures were the only plus.
Gary Detrick
Jan 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Interesting and Beautiful Throughout!

A wonderful and well done document of Richard's work. Lots of amazing things to learn. A breathtaking accomplishment of work being shared with us. A 5-star book just for the striking and beautiful pictures alone. I'm glad I purchased this as a Kindle book because there was so much information to note and highlight. The high quality of the pictures allowed for enlarging them for closer observation. I originally began reading this from our local library before
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Dr. Richard Smith is a marine biologist and conservationist, an award-winning underwater photographer and videographer, an acclaimed public speaker, and the leader of diving expeditions around the world; he's been on more than thirty-five hundred dives since 1996. Dr. Smith has written hundreds of articles, published internationally with a primary focus on conservation, marine life, and travel. Hi ...more

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