Plants and animals in the sea

Life evolved in the sea, but for most people it is unfortunately not easy to take part of the amazing diversity that exists there. For divers, it is obvious that it is important for the experience to be able to recognize the species found on the dive site. For others, snorkelling or searching the shores offers opportunity to learn more ocean's inhabitants.

The purpose of the books is to give the user the ability to easily determine the species of plants and animals in the sea without specialized literature or special equipment such as microscopes (but a magnifying glass can be helpful). The books provide clear illustrations and brief accounts of appearance, distribution and environment for the described species.

Marine life of the north eastern Atlantic

Planned release autumn 2016

North Sea

With a tide that can exceed 10 metres/30 feet, the plants and animals around the North Sea coasts have very special conditions of life. Below the intertidal zone, organisms have instead very stable conditions, with relatively small variations in temperature and salinity. The book describes about 1000 species that can be found from the surface down to about 40 metres/130 feet. Each group has an breif description and species resemble each other is shown at the same spread for ease of identification. All the described species are clearly illustrated where the distinctive characters of the species are emphasized.

Marine life of the Mediterranean

Planned release autumn 2016

Mediterranean

The Mediterranean is unique – the water is too cold for reef building corals, but too hot for many of the Atlantic plants and animals. This means that the Mediterranean is much poorer in species than the corresponding water at the same latitude. For divers and snorkelers there are still lots to see underwater, as the approximately 1000 described species gives a clear picture of. The introductory chapter gives a clear description of the Mediterranean and the conditions of life in this unique body of water.

Marine life on tropical coral reefs

Planned release autumn 2017

Tropic Coral Reefs

Tropical coral reefs belong to the earth's most spectacular natural attractions. Because of its ecological importance and complexity they are often compared with tropical rainforests, but it is much easier to take advantage of the multitude of life at the coral reefs – it really is like swimming in an aquarium! It is estimated that the tropical coral reefs harbours 25% of all marine species, so to get a manageable field guide, we have been forced to make a strong selection. The aim is show representative species from all groups of plants and evertebrates.