Whether you are a curious skindiver, an underwater photographer, an armchair naturalist, or a budding ichthyologist, you will be delighted and intrigued by the Book of Marine Fishes. For the last decade or so, one of the most popular features of Skin Diver magazine has been its beautifully illustrated and highly informative Fish of the Month series. Now the best photographs from this exciting series have been brought under one cover in the Book of Marine Fishes, with revised text by the author of the originai column, Hillary Hauser. Here you will find illustrated and described all the fish most frequently seen by divers and snorkelers around the world-the sex-changing Stoplight Parrotfish; the shy and nocturnal Squirrelfish; the magnificent French, Gray, and Queen Angelfishes; the extraordinary Moorish ldol; the stinging Scorpionfishes; the elegantly camouflaged Foureye Butterflyfish; the strangely shaped Spotted Trunkfish; the grotesque Decorated Warbonnet; the tiny Fairy Basslet; the ballooning Spiny Puffer -and many more. These fascinating marine creatures have all been photographed by the finest underwater photographers in the world, including Cari Roessler, Paul Tzimoulis, Jack McKenney, and David Doubilet. The pictures are among the best ever taken that show marine life in their natural habitat. Each photograph is accompanied by information on how it was taken film, camera, exposure, and location are all described. Exquisitely detailed line drawings accompany each description, showing an alternate phase or a juvenile stage of the fish described. The text that accompanies these photographs includes all the latest information, based on the most recent scientific research, on how these fishes behave, where they are found, and what they eat. The book has been organized so that all fish of a particular family are grouped together, making similarities and differences easy to identify.