Sulawesi Seas: Indonesia's Magnificent Underwater Realm

Sulawesi Seas: Indonesia's Magnificent Underwater Realm

by Mike Severns
     
 

ISBN-10: 0964226901

ISBN-13: 9780964226906

Pub. Date: 05/28/1995

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press, The

Biologists contend that a rough triangle drawn from the Philippines to the western tip of New Guinea to the island of Bali and back encloses the richest concentration of coral reef species in the world. Into the very center of this teeming diversity of marine life - more than 3,000 species of fish, an amazing 75 genera of reef-building corals - reaches the crooked arm…  See more details below

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Biologists contend that a rough triangle drawn from the Philippines to the western tip of New Guinea to the island of Bali and back encloses the richest concentration of coral reef species in the world. Into the very center of this teeming diversity of marine life - more than 3,000 species of fish, an amazing 75 genera of reef-building corals - reaches the crooked arm of Sulawesi's northern peninsula. With its rugged coastline and odd tangle of peninsulas, the Indonesian island of Sulawesi looks itself like a rare sea creature washed ashore. The island, famous in colonial days as The Celebes, harbors a remarkable variety of marine habitats. In the warm waters along the tip of North Sulawesi, which splits the Sulawesi and Maluku Seas, all of these habitats can be found in close proximity. Here is where photographer Mike Severns and biologist Pauline Fiene-Severns have spent the last 7 years exploring. Here are creatures rare and common, elegant and ugly, and sometimes frankly bizarre. But all 150 full-color photographs and captions in Sulawesi Seas speak eloquently of the fragile and compelling beauty of Sulawesi's rich tropical waters.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780964226906
Publisher:
University of Hawaii Press, The
Publication date:
05/28/1995
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
9.39(w) x 12.37(h) x 0.86(d)

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