Coral Reef Curiosities: Intrigue, Deception and Wonder on the Reef and Beyond (Hardcover)

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Coral Reef Curiosities is a collection of short, beautifully illustrated articles about coral reef animals. With each turn of a page you'll find out something new and fascinating about reef creatures and their role in human history.

With expertise and enthusiasm Chuck Weikert, retired Chief of Interpretation for Virgin Islands National Park, leads us on a tour of the coral reef like no other. Along the way he shows how groupers team up with moray eels to hunt, what role the snake-haired sorceress Medusa played in the origin of coral reefs, why the octopus despises the rat, and how the sedentary sea squirt is more like us than we might imagine- to name just a few of the adventures.

The book's innovative blend of natural history, the arts, ancient myths, science and maritime exploration reveals the secrets of Colossal Squids, Hawksbill Sea Turtles, Bumphead Parrot Fish, stingrays and frogfishes, even a solar-powered sea slug.

For avid scuba divers, snorkelers, and armchair travelers who are just plain curious about the world around them, a visit to the coral reef or public aquarium will never be the same. So dive right in

"Weikert is your ideal guide to the creatures who populate the most thrilling habitat on our planet." - Sy Montgomery, author of The Soul of an Octopus

"A natural history tour de force." - Alan Friedlander, Chief Scientist, National Geographic Pristine Seas Project

"Nature writing as it should be." - Ed Zahniser, Senior Writer and Editor, U. S. National Park Service Interpretive Design Center

Product Details
ISBN: 9781732526549
ISBN-10: 1732526540
Publisher: Dayton Publishing LLC
Publication Date: March 31st, 2020
Pages: 140
Language: English