Author(s): Steve Parish
This book is packed full of fascinating information, and you'll be amazed at how much you learn about Australia's marine fishes by diving into the pages that follow. Australia has a vast array of marine fishes that live in a wide range of habitats and regions. All are adapted perfectly to their environments, employing unique strategies for survival. It gives me great pleasure to publish this book, which will help unlock the secrets of the magnificent creatures that live in our surrounding seas. Delve into the mystery of how fishes evolved in the sea; uncover the three groups of fishes and their amazing adaptability; learn about the history of fishes; where fishes live; the features of sharks and rays and the features of bony fishes. Get the facts on how sharks eat and breathe; their unusual buoyancy control; their viviparous pregnancies; the camouflage techniques of bony fishes; the male brooding pouch of seahorses; the sex-changing emperors; and a whole host of many more remarkable facts! Discovering amazing facts about Australia has captivated me since I was a child. I pored over books, watched countless documentaries and enjoyed visiting science centres and museums.I hope that, like me, you will enjoy reading about the myriad sea fishes that make their living in their own special way, interacting with other fishes, animals and plants that share the spectacular environment of Australia's seas.