Pisces Guide to Venomous and Toxic Marine Life of the World
by: Patricia Cunningham, Ph.D. and Paul Goetz

Don't let an encounter of the worst kind ruin your next vacation at the ocean. This full-color book shows how to best avoid and (if necessary) treat those stings, bites, and punctures from marine life.

Over 80 species are described, representing animals from the following groups:

  • Sponges
  • Corals, Sea Anemones, Hydroids, Fire Corals, Man-of-War, Jellyfish and Box Jellyfish
  • Segmented Worms
  • Snails, Octopus, and Squids
  • Sea Stars, Sea Urchins, and Sea Cucumbers
  • Sharks, Stingrays, Bony Fishes, Sea Snakes

An explanation of the general characteristics of animals in each group is followed by specific information for selected species. Each species description includes information about its habitat, range, characteristic behaviors, and its potential hazard to humans. The book is also indexed by both common and scientific names.

While the intent of this book is to help the reader avoid contact with these animals, a section on first aid provides procedures for early care of an injury should one occur.

Every diver, boater, swimmer, fisherman, and anyone who plans to spend a little time at the beach needs this book.

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160 pages, 80 color photographs and 17 illustrations. Includes Bibliography and Index
ISBN 1-55992-088-2


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