The Red Sea is a geologically young sea, but also an area with the oldest record of human sea food exploitation. Examining the fisheries of the Red Sea has become extremely important to understand the ecosystem and the direct human impact of fishing on Red Sea ecosystems. This volume gives extensive data on different fisheries sectors identified and described for each country bordering the Red Sea. Furthermore, its catch and specific composition is also described over 60 year period, combined with the ecosystem model this useful information can uniquely help managing fisheries and ecosystems of the Red Sea.
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“I would recommend this guide to anyone who is a diver whether he visits the Red Sea or not.” Scuba World
Synopsis: The definitive guide to the underwater life of the Red Sea region home to the richest and most varied dive sites in the world. Visited by over a quarter of a million divers a year the Red Sea is home to many of the world’s most popular dive sites. Covering jellyfish corals nudibranchs starfish sea urchins fishes and turtles Coral Reef Guide Red Sea covers all common species of underwater life of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden you are likely to see while diving or snorkelling. Each species is illustrated with a full-colour photograph and the text gives details of range and characteristic behaviour. Different species groups are represented by icons for easy reference and an illustration of the juvenile may also be included. A map of good dive sites appears on the inside front cover while the inside back cover features illustrations of a number of common species for quick and easy identification.
Review: My partner and I took this book to Sharm El Sheikh for our first underwater excursion in the Red Sea. We used it everyday! It’s full of great photos of fish and by the time we came home we could identify lots of different types of fish coral etc. It also has information about the fish so that when you’re looking at them you know a bit about them which I think is important. It tells you which fish are dangerous as well and how to stay safe. It enhanced my trip immensely and I would recommend it to anyone with a love of the natural world.