Sea creatures from the depths of our oceans fill the pages of a stunning new book by Erich Hoyt.
Strange Sea Creatures is Hoyt’s 24th book and the third in his fantastic series. The book is filled with images of the otherworldly sea life that fills the oceans alongside amazing facts and information from the wildlife expert.
The creatures are categorised by marine animal class: fish, crustaceans, jellyfish and siphonophores, squids, tunicates and various invertebrates so readers can explore and learn about the animals with ease.
The author has worked with dolphins and whales all over the world, and researched deep sea creatures, ocean conservation, and mini-beasts that live in tropical rain forests.
Mr Hoyt said: “Following my latest research trips to Mozambique and Western Australia in February 2020, I have stayed home like everyone else.
“But my head has been deep underwater, spending long days contacting scientists, learning about the latest discoveries in the ocean and writing text.”
Black-water divers Linda Ianniello and Susan Mears, and David Shale from the BBC’s Blue Planet series, provide much the remarkable photography from their nightly adventures in the Gulf Stream off Florida, including a rare photo of a Blue Dragon riding and feeding on a Portuguese Man O’War.
Other images are provided by Alex Semenov, deep Arctic photography specialist, and former colleague of Hoyt from their time together researching killer whales in Kamchatka, Russia.
Hoyt works as a scientist and conservationist, and writes research papers on all kinds of marine life. He also gives talks on orcas, whales, and other creatures of the deep all around the world.