Cool Waters, Emerald Seas: Diving in Temperate Waters

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Atrium, 2006 - Nature - 173 pages
In Cool Waters, Emerald Seas award-winning photographer John Collins explores the world's temperate seas - the cool waters between the tropics and the Polar Regions - with a particular focus on the Atlantic coasts of Ireland. This photographic portrait of a little known part of the ocean world is the culmination of twenty years of diving experience. Cool Waters, Emerald Seas features more than 140 photographs, illustrating the rich and diverse underwater imagery of the north Atlantic around Ireland and Scotland, and the Pacific waters of Vancouver, Tasmania and South Africa.
Away from coral reefs, the seas between the tropics and the poles are among the most vibrant and productive in the world. Cool Waters, Emerald Seas explores the diversity of underwater life here - from delicate flower-like anemones, to sponge gardens and kelp forests - and introduces many colourful residents: such as weedy sea dragons, wolf eels and white sharks.
In this book John Collins provides a first hand account of diving temperate waters. By focusing exclusively on cold seas, he provides a unique collection of underwater photographs that will appeal to the seasoned diver and armchair enthusiast alike.

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