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Marine Life of the Galapagos - A Diver's Guide to the Fishes, Whales, Dolphins and Other Marine Anim
Pacific - Galapagos Islands.
On December 2, 2001, the Galapagos Marine Reserve officially became a World Heritage Site. Few people are more intimately connected with the Galapagos and its marine life than Pierre Constant, author of the best-selling guide to the Galapagos, also from Odyssey guides.
Constant now offers us Marine Life of the Galapagos, a definitive guide that introduces many new species of marine life never before seen, and rich with stunning color photography and underwater shots.
This book is geared specifically to divers, an extremely fast-growing market in the archipelago. Dive centers are mushrooming on Santa Cruz Island; in 1991, 5,000 divers visited the islands, compared with 22,000 in 1999currently 25% of visitors to the Galapagos are directly involved in diving activities. In 2000, the Galapagos was voted best dive destination overall in the Indo-Pacific by the US-based Magazine Divers Trust/ Rodale's Scuba Diving.
destination also won best fish life, healthiest marine environment, best big animal dives, and best advanced diving categories. Easy-to-use maps, plans and diving information Authoritative and informative text on the marine life and best dive sites Author's Biography Pierre Constant studied at the University of Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris VI, where he received his degree in Biology-Geology in 1975, followed by a Master's in Geology in 1979. In 1980, he went to Ecuador to work as a naturalist-guide on cruise boats around the Galapagos Islands. After two years living on the islands, he returned to France and published his first book, L'Archipel des Galdpagos, and became the recognized French expert on the archipelago.
Constant took up submarine photography in 1984 and produced a guide to the fishes, whales, dolphins and other marine animals of the islands. His involvement with the ocean became professional when he obtained his dive instructor certification in 1997. He has been a regular visitor to the Galapagos for the past 21 years, leading trips to the islands annually.
His comprehensive knowledge and expertise on the Galapagos Islands has been made use of in various travel and active sports television productions, including French television (TFl: Ushuaia) and the Discovery Channel (XL Productions, 1991). Constant has published
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