Blowfish’s Oceanopedia: 291 Extraordinary Things You Didn’t Know About the Sea by Tom “The Blowfish” Hird
Published by Atlantic Books, Paperback, £9.99, 4th October 2018
From luminous squid to invisible plankton, from sandy shorelines to the bone-crushing pressure of the deep, marine conservationist Tom “The Blowfish” Hird takes us on an incredible journey revealing what lurks beneath the waves. A treasure chest of fascinating facts, full-colour photos and vintage line drawings, Blowfish’s Oceanopedia is a stunningly beautiful guide to all we know about our oceans and the weird and wonderful creatures that inhabit them.
Tom “the Blowfish” Hird is a death-metal-loving marine biologist, who knows almost everything there is to know about the world’s fish species. An ardent marine conservationist, he is an experienced SCUBA diver with a Divemaster qualification. He is one of three presenters of Fishing Impossible and has previously appeared on Blue Peter, Sunday Brunch and This Morning.
‘A marine marvel… Tom Hird applies his boundless enthusiasm to give us a smorgasbord of bite-sized oceanic and fishy facts.’ Brian Clegg – author of A Brief History of Infinity
‘Packed with proper science, brought alive by marine biologist, Tom “the Blowfish” Hird’s entertainingly blokey turn of phrase.’ BBC Wildlife Magazine
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