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Book Review: Great British Marine Animals ‘4th Edition’ by Paul Naylor

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It was quite a few years ago I read and reviewed Paul’s previous book ‘Great British Marine Animals 3rd  Edition’. At the time I thought it would be hard for anyone to improve on it. Well, Paul has done just that with edition 4 and taken a greater in depth look at animal behaviours as well as identification.

It often makes me smile, and yet sad, when I hear people say ‘there can’t be much to see in UK waters’ and no matter how I try to say otherwise I rarely get the message through. Now I think I will just simply point them in the direction of this book and tell them to be amazed.

The book is filled with top quality images and well researched and presented information. Paul obviously has a great knowlage and passion for our marine world which is evident in the time and dedication taken to write and compile this book.

The information and clarity of this book give a greater understanding into the complex marine ecosystem and help to promote the need for serious conservation and preservation.

The diversity and complexity of temperate sea ecosystems is so often overlooked and disregarded in comparison to the more exotic tropical waters. But this book proves even to the most sceptical that UK waters should not to be ignored on any level and I sincerley hope it will inspire and enthuse people to take a closer look at the extraordinary life in their local waters.


Paul Naylor is a Marine biologist and underwater photographer. Find out more at www.marinephoto.co.uk

  • Published by Sound Diving Publications.
  • ISBN 978-0-9522831-7-1,   432 pages,   RRP £19.99
  • Now available from bookshops, dive shops and online including from NHBS Environment Bookstore – 01803 865913 or www.nhbs.com

Jeff Goodman is the Editor-at-Large for Scubaverse.com with responsibility for conservation and underwater videography. Jeff is an award-winning TV wildlife and underwater cameraman and film maker who lives in Cornwall, UK. With over 10,000 dives to his credit he has dived in many different environments around the world.

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Jeff chats to… Marine Biologist, Underwater Photographer and Author Paul Naylor (Watch Video)

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In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman, Scubaverse Editor-at-Large, chats to Paul Naylor about his new book Great British Marine Animals (4th Edition). You can read Jeff’s review of the book here.

Paul is a marine biologist and underwater photographer with a passion for showing people what beautiful and fascinating animals live around the British coast, through articles, talks, films, social media and TV, as well as his latest book.

The creatures’ intriguing behaviour and colourful life stories are the particular focus of his still photography and video, both for scientific research and engaging audiences.

Paul works with conservation organisations and the media to raise the profile of our wonderful marine life and the importance of caring for our seas.

Find out more about Paul and his work at www.marinephoto.co.uk


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