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Mediterranean Fish Guide

Discussion in 'Wildlife and Ecology' started by Shoka, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. Shoka

    Shoka Stripy Fish Specialist

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    Some time back I asked for recommendations for fish recognition books for the Mediterranean.

    Did not get much in the way of response.

    Anyway I saw one that looked good in the dive school in Malta and found it on Amazon when I came home.

    Mediterranean And Atlantic Fish Guide - Helmut Debelius.

    I'm very happy with it.

    I went wild and got Red Sea Reef Guide by the same author, and Sea Fishes and Invertebrates of the Mediterranean Sea by Lawson Wood.

    There is some overlap between the Lawson Wood book and his Dive Gude to Malta Comino and Gozo but overall I'm pretty happy, and the price is a lot lower than the Debelius book.

    Harry
     
  2. O2 Steve

    O2 Steve New Member

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    Thanks for the tip Harry!

    Didn't see your original question but glad you found something. Personally I have copies of...
    http://www.sprintbooks.co.uk/scripts/browse.asp?ref=0007159862&source=K84
    and
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Photographic-Britain-North-west-Natural-History/dp/0198507097/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1213350630&sr=1-3

    And between then I can find most of the weird and wonderful things down there.
     
  3. kitkat

    kitkat New Member

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    I love the debelius guide books but they are expensive. I might have a look at the Lawson Wood one that you recommended though, thanks!
     
  4. Shoka

    Shoka Stripy Fish Specialist

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    I've got a very elderly copy of the Collins guide, but its water colour illustrations rather than photographic images, which I struggle with.

    The link you gave is obviously much more modern than my copy, is it a photographic guide or still watercolours?

    Got your second link already, excellent source.

    Harry
     
  5. O2 Steve

    O2 Steve New Member

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    morning Harry

    new copy is photographic. nice and light for carrying too ;)
     

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