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Great British Marine Animals - 3rd Edition by Paul Naylor ISBN: 9780952283164 Great British Marine Animals is an eye-opening celebration of the wonderful variety of animals that live in the seas around Britain. These creatures are colourful and visually appealing, and also show amazing versatility in their behaviour and lifestyles. So many of them, even those that can seem mundane at first glance, have intriguing and surprising ways of getting food, defending themselves, reproducing and interacting with one another. Beautiful sea anemones seize their prey with superbly armed tentacles, seemingly invincible crabs hide away while shedding their armour suits to grow, inoffensive-looking starfish exert huge forces to open up mussels and some fish can simply change sex when the situation demands. Great British Marine Animals is based on high quality underwater photographs and is designed to both aid identification of a wide range of common animals, and to give you an insight into their lives. It is written for anyone who loves the sea, enjoys exploring beaches or is interested in wildlife. This is what reviewers said about the 1st edition of Great British Marine Animals: - Naylor's photographs disclose a world that is intensely colourful not only in the visual sense, but also because of the behaviour of its varied inhabitants.A The Independent - photos - are all excellent - essential reading for anyone who wants a bit more than a name for a sea creature.A BBC Wildlife - highly recommended to all with an interest in our native marine life.A British Wildlife A magical book crammed with colourful photography of marine life round the UK shore.A The Teacher If I were to recommend a single species guide to UK divers, this would be the one.A DIVE magazine The expanded 3rd Edition has details of 30 extra species, 240 new photographs and a foreword by The Wildlife Trusts and the Marine Conservation Society. With 320 pages and 600 colour photographs in total, there are details of the following types of marine animal: Sponges, cnidarians, sea anemones, corals, hydroids, jellyfish, worms, crustaceans, crabs, lobsters, prawns, shrimps, barnacles, molluscs, chitons, sea snails, sea slugs, bivalves, cuttlefish, octopus, squid, echinoderms, starfish, brittle stars, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, feather stars, sea squirts, fish including sharks, rays, eels, cod, pipefish, sea scorpions, gurnards, clingfish, mullet, bass, weevers, wrasse, blennies, gobies and flatfish.