The World Beneath

The World Beneath☆ [PDF / Epub] ★ The World Beneath By Richard Smith ✩ – Bluevapours.co.uk Meet the sea's most fascinating creatures see the lives and curiosities of charmers and tricksters many newly identified and some on the verge of extinctionFrom one of the world's premier marine biolo Meet the sea's most fascinating creatures see the lives and curiosities of charmers and tricksters many newly identified and some on The World PDF or the verge of extinctionFrom one of the world's premier marine biologists an award winning underwater photographer and a leading expert on seahorses comes a spectacular guide to hundreds of the ocean's fishes and coral reefsIn this richly informative volume brimming with new discoveries and than three hundred colorful images you'll swim in the Atlantic Pacific and Indian Oceans; you'll be dazzled in the Coral Triangle and amazed in Triton Bay Up close you'll meet the Cenderawasih fairy wrasse with its florescent yellow streak; the polka dot longnose filefish; and the multicolored seadragon There are scarlet colored corals baby blue sponges daffodil crinoids and all sorts of mystifying creatures that change color at the drop of a hat The whale shark is almost larger than life and the author's beloved pygmy seahorse unless photographed is almost too tiny to seeThe wondrous creatures inside excel in the arts of seduction and deception and you'll have the rare chance to see and delight in their antics You'll also learn what they eat how they play and how they care for one another live on one another and mimic others when they're afraid There is also compelling insight into the naming process which creatures are facing extinction and how we can help them before it's too late.

Dr Richard Smith is a marine biologist and conservationist an award winning underwater photographer and videographer an acclaimed public speaker and The World PDF or the leader of diving expeditions around the world; he's been on than thirty five hundred dives since Dr Smith has written hundreds of articles published internationally with a primary focus on conservation marine life and travel Hi.

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  • Hardcover
  • 312 pages
  • The World Beneath
  • Richard Smith
  • 10 August 2016
  • 9781948062220

10 thoughts on “The World Beneath

  1. Jim Razinha says:

    I received a review copy of this from the publisher through Edelweiss It's short when you consider that half of it is photographs but what photographs Stunning jaw dropping wow for some of the tiniest creatures in that world beneath Dr Smith is an incredible photographer And he's had access to some amazing reefs in his work which he shares in here He saysI am drawn to animals that are easily overlooked or ignored and I use underwater photography to share their beauty hopefully imparting a greater sense of appreciation to people who haven't been able to see these animals firsthandAnd that sharing is wonderful I do not dive with tanks something about not wanting to pay every time I play but I love to snorkel and I've seen some beautiful reefs but not like the ones in the Pacific Smith says On a healthy coral reef you can glimpse activity and life wherever you happen to look From my small sample set I can say he's than right This book is full of photos descriptions stories of anemones and their symbiotic partners seahorses pipefish sea dragons rays corals and anchors animals and flora parasites and predators large and incredibly tiny I can't even imagine how he managed some of the photography some of the creatures are less than a centimeter finding them is amazing enough but he's persistent as when he described his search for a blue ringed octopus that took him than a thousand dives to find it's only a couple of inches in sizeFor the curious or research inclined the text is end noted with 190 mostly academic sources Have at it Dr Smith touches on the effects of global warming and human destruction on reefs and their ecosystems As a lifelong student of that world with thousands of dives he has seen devastation that others haven't On coral bleaching A diver visiting the reefs today might not be aware of the changes that have taken place and consider what they see at face value Corals dying because of temperatures changes trash and pollution effects displaced species predating on normal populations sad photos of decapitated sharks harvested for their fins But there are mostly just yes I'll say it again wonderful photographs of beautiful fish and reefsFor the publisher1 The photos in my epub review copy did not have a fixed aspect ratio and were compressed in my preferred portrait orientation on my iPad They rendered properly when I turned it to landscape I was using the Freading Adobe Digital Editions capable app2 One photo Lord Howe Island's McCulloch's anemonefish did not appear in landscape but was partially visible in portrait I was able to tap it and see the picture when the app zoomed to it3 In the paragraph Few and Far Between page 87pagination didn't seem to change with text resizing endnote number 78 Dr Smith says 327 new goes were named I think he meant gobies and when I looked up the paper the authors called them Gobiidae so gobies is certainly reader friendly

  2. Alicia says:

    Reverse readathon bookMy second adult animal nonfiction book for the readathon dolphins were the other but I liked the overall structure of the book that weaves just a little bit of Smith's work into the larger appreciation for the abundance of life in and around coral reefs Somuchmicroscopicstuff While I read it digitally on a my Nook tablet I'm sure the final hardcover copy will look a lot nicer than the way the images pulled up on my device but I didn't lose anything in the story itself It's a beautiful and awesome mystery Literally That's what the takeaway from the story is the colors the microscopic organisms the syllogism and parasites And his explanations aren't super academic nor are they juvenile it's just right

  3. David Delport says:

    Incredible photographs throughout fascinating insight into the ocean’s weird and wonderful This is the documentary that I’d like to watch It has the intelligence to shine a light on far interesting subjects than the commonly gawped at ‘big fish’ and is highly educational without being pedantic Hits the mark perfectly between an engaging read and a great coffee table book

  4. Robin Tierney says:

    Just some notesThe World BeneathThe Life and Times of Unknown Sea Creatures and Coral ReefsBy Dr Richard SmithMore diversity than tropical rain forestsLargest biogenic structure 1400 mile long Great Barrier Reef off ueensland Australia Symbiosis of polyps and zooanthellae Respiration metabolism manage and expel wasteTiny seahorsesWest Papua Indonesia Plankton various nutrient rich organismsAllelochemicals toxins released to ward off predators Invertebrates tunicates sea suirts an evol step to backbonesWondrous creatures excel in the arts of seduction and deceptionDiving heaven Raja AmpatWest Papua Indonesia SIr ALfred Russel Wallace collected bird skins to sell to fund his research expeditionTriton Bay 2 freshwater rivers flow into the ocean fw acts as a barrier to the marine organisms in the bay Trapped within by walls of unsuitable habitat the animals within evolved to suit local conditionsBroadcast spawning Fertilize eggs externally in water Cephalopods super intelligent suids octopuses nautilusEchinoderms marine and invertebrates sea stars urchins sea cus crinoids Graze algae and provide homes for other organisms like pearlfish lives inside body cavity of sea cucumber rod like transparent fish that emerge from sea cuc’s anus at night to feedWalking sharksMarine iguanaPajama CardinalfishYatabe blenny Izu Peninsula Japan tan and white spots with faux horns so cutePygmy seahorsesPygmy pipehorse master of camouflage Watched finally spotted RareMimic octopus mimics toxic species to evade predators AdvantageWeedy seadragon carrying a clutch of eggs Tasmania Australia amazing colors dots long snoutLeopard anemone shrimps wrapping around a whip coralPic I took Tailspot Coralblenny found only in Raja AmpatSome are tough swimmers others passive carried by currentsAnemone’s tentacles covered with nematocysts stinging cellsAnemonefish a type of long lived damselfishProtogyny start life as female male later in lifeHermaphrodites produce sperm and eggs simultaneously seuential hermaphrodites are protogynyMale seahorses pregnant Female transfer eggs to male pouchClownfish the most popular ornamental marine fish of the 1471 species traded globally between 1997 and 2007 even before NemoPressures on wild populations wild caught for trade so high that anemonefish have become locally extinct on some reefsAuaristsBleaching from elevated sea temps bleaches away algaGenetic analysis used for DNA species idSome localized color variationRecent times naming rights have been auctioned off to fund conservation efforts2006 Wonderpus photogenicus new species of octopusLimited by unbroken areas of suitable habitat vs fracturedSome male hold eggs in mouthThe Red Sea 13% of fishes found nowhere else adapted to its coral reefs dazzling blue water result of scarce rainfallCoral Triangle max marine biodiversityTrawling long lines dynamite destroysSea slugs mimic soft coralLife colorful than Van Gogh’s paletteIchthyologistsSpecialist species Symbiosis 3 typesMutualistic creatures damselfish and algae trim without obliterating commensalism one benefits iher neutral like gobies and specific coral species parasitism one benefits harmed other ExtremophilesParasites Many reef fish possess color patterns visible only in UV which are invisible to use under natural light conditionsUV patterning may be used to evade predators who lack UV receptorsRods light sensitive see in low light limited colors; cones perceive color vision finer detail and faster resolution We have trichromatic Some fishes up to 12 color photoreceptorsAposematic coloration ward off predators “poison”Bullseye electric rayConvict sturgeonfish RIbbon sweetlipsOctopus chromatophores pigment bearing cells controlled by muscle movements react even without seeing the substrate with their eyesJuvenile Boxfish smaller than a dice Flasher wrassesTrash rising temps coral bleaching acidificationShark not really a threat Shark fins fisheries bad for shark fin soup 270 million sharks caught on long lines Populations being decimatedReefs critical to ecosystems including people Reefs and mangrove forests hold land in placePalau shark sanctuary tourists likeMarine Protected areasPygmy seahorse size of a grain of ricePiscine zombies hijacked their will after infected by parasitesWeaken disrupt mating and reproduction Be a secret signaling channel used between non predatory species given the fact that many predatory fishes cannot see in UVVectors intermediary hostsAn individual cleaner wrasse can serve over 2000 clients in a day removing on average one parasite from every other client that visits Vivid colors of wrasse like barber shop poleRussian dolls of grubs Lay eggs in the bodies of others Kill host when emergeBiological imperative accounts for appearance and behavior or organismsColoration purpose Vision mate selection and species recognitionRed longest wavelength and thus least energy within the visible spectrumInfrared warmth

  5. Simon Pridmore says:

    Fascinating and accessibleIt's often hard for an expert to communicate effectively with a layman but Richard Smith manages the tightrope act with aplomb revealing secrets of coral reefs and some of their smaller less well known inhabitants in this fascinating and accessible book For a diver it's one of those rare books like 'What a Fish Knows' that will considerably enhance your understanding and appreciation of what you are looking at as you swim along and add hugely to your enjoyment of our wonderful sport I read the ebook version and the pictures looked great on my Kindle Fire

  6. Book says:

    Gorgeous book with so much enlightening information The photos are spectacular and it's easy to read not at all dry It's awe inducing to see how these sea creatures interact and view the wild designs of their bodies I love this book and have gifted it too many people There's nothing else like it

  7. Foggygirl says:

    An educational and thought provoking read

  8. Brianna says:

    Good message but boring Pictures were the only plus

  9. Gary Detrick says:

    Interesting and Beautiful ThroughoutA wonderful and well done document of Richard's work Lots of amazing things to learn A breathtaking accomplishment of work being shared with us A 5 star book just for the striking and beautiful pictures alone I'm glad I purchased this as a Kindle book because there was so much information to note and highlight The high uality of the pictures allowed for enlarging them for closer observation I originally began reading this from our local library before I realized that there was an interesting amount of information l wanted to highlight and further research

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