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New 2nd edition of All Fish Faces is a joy for fish fans!

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The new 2nd edition of Tam Warner Minton’s ‘picture book for all ages’ – All Fish Faces – is now available.

The 2nd edition includes new photos, new facts, and has a new look and format. Tam’s passion for writing the book, and publishing a 2nd edition, is educating kids about ocean ecology and sea life.

What’s more, 10% of profits will go to the Marine Megafauna Foundation to continue their scientific research to protect our oceans and ocean giants.

Tam says:

“Like all divers, the state of the ocean is of the utmost importance to me, and my hope is that introducing kids and their families to our ocean friends will create a generation of excited, enthusiastic, and caring ocean lovers! Who knows? Maybe it will encourage future scientists and conservationists. Seeing and getting to know, and love, our fishy friends is a great way to encourage kids to save the ocean for future generations.”

All Fish Faces includes ocean and marine life education and tips on how kids (and everyone they know) can help save our ocean friends.

Zack Rago, the “coral nerd” from the documentary Chasing Coral says: All Fish Faces is a wonderful tool for kids to explore the magic of reef fishes. The weird and wild facts alongside the frequently hilarious photography make it a joy to read at any age. A must-have for elementary classrooms!”

In addition to facts about fish versus mammals, each tropical reef fish species represented in All Fish Faces shows the species in the different oceans of the world. Kids respond with excitement to the many colors and differences in the fish. Here are a couple of excerpts from the book:

Ebook, hardback and paperback versions of All Fish Faces are now available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble and good book stores. Copies are also available via Tam’s author email – tam@tamwarnerminton.com – at $16.99 for the paperback, and $27.99 for the hardcover.

Special Offer for Scubaverse readers:

Quote ‘Scubaverse’ for a special rate of $14.00 for the paperback signed, and $25 for the hardcover signed, excluding shipping. 

Check back for an exclusive review of All Fish Faces next week!


Tam is a travel writer, blogger, author, Scubaverse contributor and passionate scuba diver. Her travel blog, Travels with Tam, is about her many adventures on all seven continents. She encourages everyone, especially kids, to participate in citizen science, learn about the ocean, and help preserve our ocean resources for now and for the future. She believes that encouraging our kids to care about ocean animals is the way to save the ocean for future generations. Visit www.tamwarnerminton.com for more!

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World Shootout winners revealed at Boot

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The World Shootout winners were announced at this years returning Boot show.

Producer David Pilosof initiated the first World ShootOut online competition in 2011, breaking all boundaries and introducing an international competition as never produced before.
Hundreds of photographers from around 40 countries around the world take part in the World ShootOut competition year after year, submitting thousands of images and videos, ranging from those that capture the calm lakes of the Nordic countries and Canada, showcase the exotic secrets hidden in Alaska and introduce the great dramatic white shark in the Gulf of Mexico.

Claudio Ceresi from Italy won the top valuable prize for best picture of the year $10,000 worth of 3 weeks diving vacation for 2 people, in Papua New Guinea.

The winning video can be seen here:

We have featured a few of the category winners in the gallery above. To see all the images placed in this competition, visit the World Shootout Website

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New book by diver aims to inspire teens to protect sharks and the ocean

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A new book by experienced diver Christine Edwards has just been published, which aims to inspire children and young people to better understand sharks and become advocates for ocean and environmental protection.

Sharks Are Scary Aren’t They? tackles themes such as the human impact on the environment and the protection of sharks and their habitats. The story depicts the emotional journey of Charlie Parker, a fearful twelve-year-old boy, and Jane Jones, a retired dentist and scuba diver, who meet by chance on a beach. Despite the years that separate them, they discover they are more alike than they could have imagined.

Sharing the world through the eyes of sharks, hearing about the struggles and dangers they face and how they are on the brink of extinction, brings the two friends closer together. In this book there are stories of shark encounters, the majesty of the underwater world and how the impact of human activity and plastic pollution is affecting their habitat. Most of all, the two characters learn about the power of the human spirit to change in the face of adversity.

Author Christine Edwards was born in Chester in 1962. She read psychology at Warwick University, then worked as a teacher for twenty years. In 2004 she trained at Birmingham Theatre School to become an actor. As a teenager Christine feared the sea and the sharks that swam there. After trying a scuba dive in 2006 and making 1,200 dives around the globe, everything changed. She now adores sharks, hence writing this book.

Christine says: “Conquering a deep rooted fear of the sea and terrified of the sharks that roamed there, I made the astonishing decision to try a scuba dive in 2006. The moment I sank beneath the waves and glimpsed at the world below the surface, I was well and truly hooked. Since that first plunge underwater, I have accomplished over 1200 dives in seas and oceans around the globe. My fear of sharks has turned into a passion for them. Whenever I would describe my shark encounters to friends or family they invariably expressed concern and questioned why anyone would dive with such a dangerous species.”

Christine continues: “My book came out of the need to redress the balance for this wonderful fish. Sharks have existed for 450 million years, well before the dinosaurs, and still exist today. They are being hunted and cruelly killed for their fins and are probably one of the most misunderstood creatures on our planet. The knock-on effect of their demise will be catastrophic. Oceans without sharks will cause negative changes to other species – without this apex predator keeping other fish in check, our coastlines and reefs will ultimately suffer. The oceans need sharks!”

The paperback of Sharks Are Scary Aren’t They? (ISBN  9781915352613) is out now and was published on 28th January 2023 by The Book Guild, an imprint of Troubador Publishing Ltd. Priced £8.99, the book is available from https://bookguild.co.uk/bookshop/ as well as at bookshops and through Amazon and other retailers.

Check back for our review of Sharks Are Scary Aren’t They? soon!

Header Photo credit: Jane Davies Photography. Photo of Christine Edwards on a dive.

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