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19.5 cm x 25.5 cm x 304 pages

From New Zealand's most distant marine reserves (the Kermadecs and the Auckland Islands) to the Poor Knights, and from the five reserves of the Hauraki Marine Park to the ten reserves of Fiordland, this book covers New Zealand's marine animals and their unique environments. It's a fascinating tale, with stories of conger eels prowl for sleeping fish, mass gatherings of fish, tropical turtles, the snatch-and-grab habits of gannets and much much more.

Our Big Blue Backyard is based on a six-episode television series made by Natural History New Zealand which screened on TVNZ in late 2014 but it goes much further than the six episodes go.

This entertaining, beautiful and engaging book about our little-known backyard oceans, the place where the world's largest marine predators and weirdest fish live, covers a wide variety of life from the sub-tropical seas

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  • Seller location: North Shore, Auckland, NZ

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