a field guide to the planet - by Damon Ramsey
“Ocean Surfaces of Australasia”
“The perfect book to read while cruising the oceans”
This guide helps you understand the largest of all ecosystems, the open seas and oceans with a focus on Australia, New Guinea & New Zealand.
The book begins with an overview of oceanography, from the creation of storms and swells, to why the water is blue.
It then identifies the major groups of animals seen on the ocean surface, from bizarre sucker fish and flying fish, through to the glorious gliding sea-birds and the largest of all animals - the whales.
The book concludes with a look at the human exploration of our largest habitat - the open ocean.
Released January 2009
RRP approx. Au$29.95
Size 210mm x 140mm
ISBN: 9780975747056 (pbk.)
Published by Ecosystem Guides.
Thinking of travelling again after everything settles down? One of the first expeditions I am booked to work on is the NZ sub-Antarctics with Silversea Expeditions and Australia with Coral Expeditions. And here is a shortened version of one of my lectures in a warmer part of the world.