"This book with its easy-to-follow chapter "Learning to Snorkel" is ideal for the novice on the coral reef. It is also an invaluable resource for the more experienced snorkeller. Subsequent chapters deal with the coral animals and reef structure, the plants, worms, mollusks, echinoderms, crustacea, fishes, and reptiles. First aid and photographic hints are also covered. The more than 200 color photographs have substantial captions detailing unusual or interesting features of the plant and animal life of the reef ecosystem. Looking at the book's gorgeous photos of fantastic coral formations and exotic sea creatures will be enough to lure you into the water with a mask and snorkel... Valuable to ocean lovers anywhere." --Honolulu Star-BulletinRyan, Paddy is the author of 'Snorkeller's Guide to the Coral Reef From the Red Sea to the Pacific Ocean' with ISBN 9780824816056 and ISBN 0824816056.