- Reef Fish ID – Florida Caribbean Bahamas 4th Ed. By Paul Humann and Ned DeLoach
- Reef Fish ID – Florida Caribbean Bahamas 4th Ed.
- Authors: Paul Humann and Ned DeLoach
- Standard Fish ID Reference for U/W Naturalists & Marine Scientists Since 1989
- Enlarged 4rd Edition: Addition of 89 Exciting New Fish Species
“The Best Book On Caribbean Reef Fish”
After many years of cruising and snorkeling at a few of the best islands in the Western and Southern Caribbean, I was on the search to locate a fantastic reef fish identification book. Hubby and I used a few fish ID cards, you understand the plastic ones that you could carry around with you and occasionally squint really tough to see if theres any resemblance to the fish we’d seen underwater.This book was a fantastic find and contains a wealth of information. The publication is divided into twelve (12) identification bands (e.g. disc/ovals, silvery, sloping bodies/tapered heads, little ovals, deep bodies/large lips, strange formed swimmers, etc). There are pictures provided and I enjoy seeing the differences between stage or the juveniles and the terminal or adult phase. Some of the simple looking juveniles turn into brilliant and beautiful adults such as the Parrotfish.The book also points out identifying markings on the fish (line drawings) together with color pictures. Within every identification group, there are explanations together with descriptions of habitat, features and behavior, and responses. Again, a lot of advice in this publication and well worth the price.The novel is rather heavy to carry around, but I will see taking this with us and leaving it at our cabin/room and use as a reference at the conclusion of our daily snorkel adventures. There’s a lighter variation of the book I purchased called the Snorkeling Guide to Marine Life (red cover) and approximately 80 pages in length. This one covers many of the typical underwater marine life weve seen while snorkeling. I can see carrying this milder variation in my snorkel bag.I highly suggest this Reef Fish book with over 500+ pages of amazing pictures and surprisingly enought detail information to help identify the numerous underwater marine life. Enjoy!
Reef Fish Identification – Florida Caribbean Bahamas – 4th Edition (Reef Set) Review | 1878348574 Review
“A Must Have”
I’ve delayed reviewing this book as it takes me to commit to finishing it. One never finishes this publication. It’s a truly fantastic, informative, and beautifully presented benchmark book that accompanies me after time in my dive trips to the time. From my divers, I am wrestling back it in class dive trips–so. Humann not only helps you determine the different Caribbean creatures in the customary way of pointing out identifying features and identifying marks, he also helps you understand the connection between seemingly very different fish (like the way the fairly little Fairy Basslet is associated with those large, impressive Bass). And, of course, I cant give praise to Ned Deloachs photography–truly amazing work. I had the privilege a few years back of meeting Mr. Deloach and his talented videographer wife in a lecture in Scripps Institute of Oceanography in San Diego and felt like it had been fulfilling the true giants at a really specialized field–quite an honour. For scuba divers, snorkelers, or just lovers of sea animals, this is a must have.