Snorkeler's Guide to Marine Life of the Philippines

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9789710321346: Snorkeler's Guide to Marine Life of the Philippines
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The 7107 islands of the Philippine archipelago define the northern portion of the famed Coral Triangle, a region that possesses the worlds highest levels of marine biodiversity. The islands are fringed by over 25,000 kilometers of coral reef that contains thousands of species of tropical fishes and invertebrates. For the avid snorkeling and SCUBA diving naturalist, the opportunities for exploration and discovery are nearly limitless. Snorkeler s Guide to Marine Life of the Philippines describes through text and photos, over 850 species of marine life commonly found in the shallow coral reefs of the Philippine Islands. Also included are descriptions to some of the best snorkeling sites in Palawan, Bohol, Puerto Galera, Apo Island, Leyte, Donsol, Boracay, Cebu and several other beautiful destinations in the archipelago. Lee Goldman, a marine biologist and naturalist who has spent 15 years studying and exploring marine environments in this region, has written the perfect traveling companion for snorkelers and divers who wish to learn more about what they are seeing while floating above or swimming among the magnificent shallow reefs of the Philippines.

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Lee Goldman holds Bachelor of Science and Master's degree in Marine Biology and, for over a decade, has traveled the world working as a marine biologist and naturalist. He leads snorkeling expeditions for several adventure travel companies throughout the Philippines, Indonesia and Oceania. He resides with his family in Manila, Philippines.

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