About the Author
SCOTT W. MICHAEL is a lifelong marine fishkeeper who has become one of the world's leading underwater reef photographers as well as a renowned coral fish researcher. A former aquarium store owner, he has personally kept many of the species he covers in his books and has also observed them in their native habitats. In addition to the four volumes of the Reef Fishes series, he is the author of the bestselling PocketExpert Guide: Marine Fishes and PocketExpert Guide: Reef Aquarium Fishes.He lives in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Nilsen lives on the island of Hidra off the south coast of Norway, where he is part owner of a Salmon farm. He is a middle school teacher with a degree from the teaching academy of Stavanger, 1979, & a Cand. mag. in biology from the University of Bergen.
His concern for the welfare of the marine environment led him to co-found with Ned DeLoach, the Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) in 1990. In 2007 Paul received the 2006 DEMA Reaching Out Award for his lifetime achievements in the dive industry and was inducted into the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame. In 2009, he was honored with the NOGI award for sports and education. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.