Terry obtained his Ph.D in Zoology from the University of New Hampshire, and is a world authority on opisthobranch mollusks. He has authored "Nudibranchs of Southern Africa," published by Sea Challengers. Terry is Senior Curator of Malacology at the Academy.
Gary earned his Doctorate in Zoology from the University of Cape Town, and is an internationally recognized authority on octocoral coelenterates. He is the author of "Coral Reef Octocorals," published by the Durban Natural Science Museum. Gary is Chairman of the Academy's Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Geology.
Both authors are currently focusing their field research in the tropical Pacific.
David W. Behrens is a Research Associate of the California Academy of Sciences, and has been a biologist with Pacific Gas and Electric Company since 1974. He is currently Senior Research Associate for Research and Development at PG&E. Dave holds a Master's degree in Marine Biology from San Francisco State University. He has authored over 60 technical and popular papers on the taxonomy of eastern Pacific nudibranch mollusks, fish population dynamics, and grey whale ecology. Dave is the author of "Pacific Coast Nudibranchs," also published by Sea Challengers.
Excellent photographs and species descriptions. This is a 1996 book and some place names have changed (for example, Belau is now Palau). Read morePublished 17 months ago by Manatee
This book on reef animals is extensively and beautifully illustrated with photos of the reef corals and animals, in all their diversity. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Anilao diver
Nice book although creatures to varied and so not a very comprehensive guide!
Better more comprehensive books on the market!
This book is exactly what I had hoped it would be. It has beautiful photos and adequate descriptions of the reef life. Read morePublished on October 5, 2009 by T. Belt
excellent reference of all sea life in this part of the world. I would highly recommend it.Published on August 10, 2008 by P. olsson