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Whale Book Roundup

It is possible to snorkel with whales on special boats at Silver Bank in the Caribbean. So we figured that a roundup of whale books was in order for us snorkelers. First off is Whalewatcher: A global guide ot watching whales, dolphins, and porpoises in the wild by Trevor Day, Firefly Books, 2006. Recommended. Good […]

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The Best Sea Turtle Book

Sea Turtles: A Complete Guide to the Biology, Behavior, and Conservation. James R. Spotila, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004. If you love sea turtles, you’ll love this book. And if you are going snorkeling in an area that has a lot of sea turtles, you’ll want this sea turtle book in the condo or back […]

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The Best Book for a Snorkeling Trip. Reef Fish Behavior.

This is the book I dreamed of someone writing. Reef Fish Behavior: Florida, Caribbean, Bahamas by Ned DeLoach and Paul Humann. Thank heavens they did the job. This book, finally, dips into the world of symbiotic relationships, mating displays, and all out glorious oddity a snorkeler sees. Buy this book before you go on your […]

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General Guides to Nature and Nature Travel in the Caribbean

So much of the natural history information on islands is hard to find and categorized narrowly…only accessible if you look up a specific island. That’s why I was glad to find this book. Wild Caribbean: The Hidden Wonders of the World’s Most Famous Islands ¬†by Michael Bright with Karen Bass and Scott Alexander¬†(Yale University Press, […]

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Geology for a Rainy Day on Cayman

After a few days of snorkeling, we have questions. We compulsively buy guides. Suddenly we want to understand the island, its formations, its creatures, its sands. This book, Islands from the Sea: Geologic Stories of Cayman has plenty of stuff to chew on. Personally, we love unearthing those things we learned in school and applying […]

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