Reef Finder

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Publishing info

Author: Russell Kelley, © 2014 Publisher: BYO Guides P.O. Box 1859, Townsville, QLD, 4810 AUSTRALIA Communication design: Russell Kelley Design: Andreas Wagner, Cool Planet Design ISBN 978-0-9924776-0-8 This work is copyright. Apart from any use permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced by any process without the prior written permission of [...]

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Principal photography: Phil Woodhead, Rachel Pears Scientific editor: Rachel Pears The following donated images, time, expertise or tears of blood to bring the Reef Finder to life: Phil Alderslade, Ian Bell, Chico Birrell, Mike Cappo, Daniela Ceccarelli, Richard Fitzpatrick, Commonwealth of Australia GBRMPA, Lisa Gerschwin, Jennifer Goldner, Tim Harvey, Anne Hoggett, John Huisman, Mike Van [...]

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What’s in a name?

The Reef Finder gallery pages use widely accepted “group” names like “Butterflyfishes” or “Black corals” and scientific names for individual images. It is not practical to publish a book with common names for fishes  because they vary from region to region. So use the scientific name to look up the common name used in your region [...]

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Serving suggestions

With the Reef Finder you can: explore and teach yourself about reef life above and below water communicate with and teach others above and below water discuss your dive wet-handed on the back deck or beach develop your own natural history courses for diving or reef walking

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About the Author

Russell Kelley is a science communicator and film maker specializing in the biology and geology of living and fossil reefs. He runs training and capacity building courses for those passionate about the natural history of reefs, identifying corals and other marine life and how everything fits together.

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Who is the Reef Finder for?

Everyone! – recreational divers, dive instructors, dive boats and businesses, snorkelers, reef walkers, students, naturalists, scientists.

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How does the Reef Finder work?

By searching a Visual Index for easy to understand shapes, textures or concepts: e.g. fingers, spines, spirals etc. or “holes”, “tentacles” – you can even search by  “sediments”.

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What does it do?

The Reef Finder answers the most common question a new diver asks: “What is that thing?” …while you are diving.

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What is the Reef Finder?

The world’s first comprehensive field guide that you can actually take underwater.

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