For people who love being on, in or near the ocean this colour photo guide to the biology and identification of North Atlantic marine life is a must. The Maritime ocean world is teeming with marine life and this book will take you on a tour of over 200 species of colourful and intriguing animals and plants that live there. A four-season ocean environment, from semi tropical in high summer as the Gulf Stream moves in, to Arctic conditions in winter, this rich marine environment hosts a fascinating array of marine creatures. From tiny sea horses and sea turtles in summer to the longest-lived marine animals on the planet like the Greenland shark and black quahog clam, whether you are a fisher, boater, diver, or just out for a day at the beach this book will entertain and educate you. Includes many rare species including the first ever diver shot images taken in the wild of the Great White Shark in Canada.
About the author
Dr. Chris Harvey-Clark obtained a Bachelor of Science degree with Distinction in Marine Biology in 1981 at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1985 at the University of Saskatchewan in Manitoba, and has practiced mixed species and aquatic/exotic animal medicine in 5 provinces in Canada. Currently appointed at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, he has published over 50 research and clinical papers and book chapters on veterinary aspects of wildlife and marine species. His national contributions to animal welfare, particularly the creation of the first Guidelines for Use of Fish in Research, were recognised in 2021 with the Canadian Council on Animal Care Dr. Harry C. Rowsell Award.
As part of a life-time of support for citizen science and facilitating marine environmental conservation, Chris has written, filmed and hosted over 30 natural history documentaries for Discovery Channel, BBC, National Film Board of Canada, History Channel, Netflix and National Geographic. An avid underwater image-maker and diver since 1976, he wrote the first photo-illustrated Maritime Marine Life guide, Eastern Tidepool and Reef in 1996.