Atlas Of Oceans (Australian Geographic)

Farndon (Australian Geographic) 256 pages (2011). Ecological survey of the fascinating hidden world of the oceans.


A Fascinating Hidden World

From the mysteries of darkly majestic kelp forests to the thermal vents cracked into the ocean floor that hold clues to the origins of life, explore the fabulous ecosystems of our oceans. This superb visual guide maps the major habitats of each of the planets’ oceans and look at the creatures that live there. Many of these creatures have become endangered by human interaction with the sea, including the over-harvesting of the oceans, industrial pollution and the effects of offshore drilling for oil and gas. Each ocean habitat, from seagrass beds to coral reefs, is mapped using data from the latest oceanographic research, and its ecological hotspots are examined using stunning photography.



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