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Undersea Jewels

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Undersea Jewels

A Colour Guide to Nudibranchs

Gary Cobb  
Richard Willan  

Colour illustrations
312 pages, 250 x 150 mm
Publisher: Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS)


    Paperback - 2006
ISBN: 9780642568472 - AU $ 39.95
On sale until 30 Nov - usually AU $54.95

 

 Undersea Jewels is a ‘ready reckoner’ guide to the nudibranchs of south-eastern Queensland. The book is easy to use and, as these animals are among the most colourful and charismatic of marine creatures, a pleasure to peruse. It covers 277 species of nudibranch (in the broad sense, i.e. = opisthobranchs) all found on the Sunshine Coast of southern Queensland, but most also found elsewhere in Australian seas and many occurring in the broader tropical Indo-West Pacific Region. Beautifully illustrated, with photos by naturalist/diver Gary Cobb and colleagues, and text by marine biologist, Richard Willan, the book provides a bridge between professionals and amateurs, and will do much to raise and enhance awareness of the marine invertebrate community, and to encourage its conservation. 

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