University of Alaska PRESS

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160 p., 148 color plates, 6 maps, 1 figure, 12 x 12

Format: cloth

Price: $35.00

2012

Sea Life of the Aleutians

An Underwater Exploration

by Brewer, Reid

Chenelot, Heloise

Harper, Shawn

Jewett, Stephen



In the nearshore waters of Alaska’s remote and pristine Aleutian Islands is an astoundingly diverse and beautiful undersea world that is captured here for the first time, through color photographs taken by research divers. The photographs in this book convey the awe-inspiring experience of the divers as they encountered the spectacular beauty of the underwater Aleutians ecosystems. Together with an accompanying text that provides natural history information and an overview of the geography, geology, and oceanography of the 1,200-mile archipelago, the images are a powerful vehicle for science education, making apparent the need to preserve the region’s natural splendor.

Reid Brewer is an associate professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences and an agent of the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program. Héloïse Chenelot is a research technician at the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences. Shawn Harper is a diving instructor, dive medic, and crewmember at the Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber. Stephen Jewett is a research professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Institute of Marine Science, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences

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