Paperback of popular Blowfish’s Oceanopedia published


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

images: Copyright Shutterstock / Roger Hall

Watch out for a review coming soon on Scubaverse…

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown are a husband and wife team of underwater photographers. Both have degrees in environmental biology from Manchester University, with Caroline also having a masters in animal behaviour. Nick is a fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in underwater wildlife photography and he also has a masters in teaching. They are passionate about marine conservation and hope that their images can inspire people to look after the world's seas and oceans. Their Manchester-based company, Frogfish Photography, offers a wide range of services and advice. They offer tuition with their own tailor made course - the Complete Underwater Photography Award. The modules of the course have been written to complement the corresponding chapters in Nick's own book: Underwater Photography Art and Techniques. They also offer equipment sales and underwater photography trips in the UK and abroad. For more information visit

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