Hawaii's Sea Creatures: A Guide to Hawaii's Marine Invertebrates, Revised Edition

  • ISBN-13: 9781566472203
  • Author: ["John Hoover", "John P. Hoover"]
  • Publisher: Mutual Publishing
  • Edition: Revised edition. 5th printing
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 366
  • $15.03
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Hawaii's seas teem with life. Living creatures-swimming, creeping, floating or crawling--have invaded every possible undersea habitat. They have multiplied and diversified into every imaginable shape and form, from 20-foot giant squids to tiny creatures living between sand grains. Ninety percent of these animals are invertebrates--animals without backbones. Many are beautiful, a few are bizarre, and all are fascinating. This book leads the reader deeper into the undersea realm with photographs of over 500 species of lobsters, shrimps, crabs, shells, octopus, corals, anemones, urchins, stars, sponges, slugs and a host of other lesser-known creatures. Virtually all the animals encountered by snorkelers, divers and beachgoers in Hawaii are here. Hoover provides scientific, common and Hawaiian names for each animal and a wealth of information on its natural history, ecology, cultural importance and even suitability for aquariums.

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