Thursday, April 21, 2016

Marine Fishes of Florida by David B. Snyder & George H. Burgess

Marine Fishes of Florida

My Rating: 5 Stars

Written by: David B. Snyder, George H. Burgess

Paperback: 392 pages
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Pubication Date: June 12, 2016
ISBN-10: 142141872X
ISBN-13: 978-1421418728
Genre: Ichthyology

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The most comprehensive book about Florida's marine fishes ever produced, "Marine Fishes of Florida" includes hundreds of photographs and descriptions of species you'll encounter--plus many that are rare--when diving, snorkeling, kayaking, or fishing. Coverage includes both the Atlantic and Gulf coastline, from habitats near the shore to deeper waters. Fishes found in coastal rivers and other brackish waters are fully represented, as are offshore species that venture into Florida's waters often enough to be called "occasional visitors."

David B. Snyder and George H. Burgess intertwine personal observations with results from research studies to provide accurate--often surprising--details. The result is a set of beautifully succinct identification descriptions coupled with information about each species' natural history.

From the largest sharks to the smallest cryptic gobies, from homely toadfishes to the spectacularly colored reef fishes, this book is certain to help you better understand the fish you've seen or hooked.

Features of "Marine Fishes of Florida" include

- Color photographs by leading marine photographers- Differentiation of adult and juvenile forms- Coverage of 133 fish families and hundreds of species- Size and geographical range data- Natural history and conservation notes- Explanations of geologic history and current habitats

My review:
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I know its strange to see a non-fiction book on my shelf. But Marine Fishes of Florida is one worth endorsing. I'm even adding a few new tags to my book shelf.

I have visit Florida often and have actively enjoyed the waterways by all matters of boating, by hiking to remote places and by car. I've snorkeled from northern top to the southern most tip on both coasts and still have managed to find many useful facts and observations between these pages.
This book was amazingly descriptive, with facts that will even surprise those passionate about ichthyology. Colorful, comprehensive and detailed, Marine Fishes of Florida was probably the most informative book I’ve read about the life in waters that surround Florida. Just one peak and you’ll be hooked, I highly recommend this wonderfully fact-filled guide to Florida's marine life.

I received this ARC copy of Marine Fishes of Florida from Johns Hopkins University Press in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication May 31, 2016.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds fabulous. I live on the Gulf Coast and love all the unique and wonderful marine life here!