By Paul Kay and Frances Dipper
Published by Marine Wildlife in 2009
“This is the most comprehensive guide to marine fish in Britain and is an invaluable tool for ten-year-old rock poolers, fishermen, naturalists and divers alike.”
Iolo Williams, naturalist and television presenter.
This book aims to provide the reader with a comprehensive identification guide to all the marine fish you might see as a diver, snorkeler, angler, fisherman, rock-pooler or even beachcomber. Although focused on Wales, the fish do not recognise such boundaries and the guide includes the waters all round Great Britain and Ireland as all the species featured also occur in these areas, with the exception of some southern and rare visiting fish. The book covers over 250 species with key identification features and supporting underwater photographs and illustrations. Accounts also cover behaviour, habitat, distribution, natural history and sightings. The book introduction describes how to identify, record and photograph fish and a complete list of UK and Irish marine fishes is included in the appendices.
The photographer, Paul Kay, has been diving and taking underwater photographs around Britain and Ireland for 25 years.
Available at £12.50 from the Marine Conservation Society.
Signed copies also available direct from Frances Dipper; please get in touch to request this;