Deep New Zealand : blue water, black abyss / Peter Batson ; principal photography by Kim Westerskov.

By: Batson, Peter (Peter B.).
Contributor(s): Westerskov, Kim, 1942-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Christchurch, N.Z. : Canterbury University Press 2003Description: 240 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 27 cm.ISBN: 1877257095 (pbk.) : .Subject(s): FISH | MARINE FISH | MARINE FAUNA | IDENTIFICATION | NEW ZEALAND | ABYSSAL ZONE | DEEP WATER | UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHYHoldings: AUCKLAND: 591.9(26)(931) DEE | HAMILTON: QL 125.5 BAT 2003 | GRETA POINT: 591.9(26)(931) DEE | NELSON: 591.9(26)(931) DEE Summary: The deep sea is home to millions of species, most of them yet undiscovered. It hosts a level of biodiversity that rivals that of lush tropical rainforests. Mostly unexplored, the deep sea is perhaps the last true biological frontier. Deep New Zealand is the first book to explore life in the many deep-ocean habitats that surround this island nation. Its scope is considerable, for the sea within New Zealand's Exclusive Economic Zone covers an area ten times the size of France, and most of it is deep ocean. This vast but little-known realm is home to some of the most fantastical creatures that have ever lived &endash; bus-sized squids, elegant swimming sea cucumbers, and gargoyle-like fishes festooned with dagger-like teeth and glowing lights, to name just a few. This book surveys these organisms, their dramatic ocean floor habitats, and the entire water column that lies above them.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 226-230) and index.

The deep sea is home to millions of species, most of them yet undiscovered. It hosts a level of biodiversity that rivals that of lush tropical rainforests. Mostly unexplored, the deep sea is perhaps the last true biological frontier. Deep New Zealand is the first book to explore life in the many deep-ocean habitats that surround this island nation. Its scope is considerable, for the sea within New Zealand's Exclusive Economic Zone covers an area ten times the size of France, and most of it is deep ocean. This vast but little-known realm is home to some of the most fantastical creatures that have ever lived &endash; bus-sized squids, elegant swimming sea cucumbers, and gargoyle-like fishes festooned with dagger-like teeth and glowing lights, to name just a few. This book surveys these organisms, their dramatic ocean floor habitats, and the entire water column that lies above them.

AUCKLAND: 591.9(26)(931) DEE

HAMILTON: QL 125.5 BAT 2003

GRETA POINT: 591.9(26)(931) DEE

NELSON: 591.9(26)(931) DEE

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