Crabs are one of those common critters we encounter at the beach or local jetty. Most people don’t pay any attention to them, especially as they are quick to scuttle away and hide if you get too close. But did you know that the world’s largest
crab has legs that are wider than a car and that the smallest crab is no bigger than a pea?
Crabs are just one member of a fascinating bunch of creatures called the crustaceans. These incredible animals come in an amazing variety of shapes and sizes, and live in the oceans, rivers, lakes and even on land. The wonderful new book Young Reed Crabs
and Crustaceans is all about these fascinating creatures. Designed for the young reader, the book will entertain and delight. The reader will discover what crustaceans are, how they live, how they grow, how they breathe, what they eat and what feeds on them. Plus information is given on different crustacean species and families, like the spider crabs, cleaner shrimps, prawns, spiny lobsters and mantis shrimps.
Filled with spectacular pictures, and packed with interesting facts and figures, the young reader will delve deep into the fascinating world of crabs and other crustaceans in this fascinating new book.
About the Author
Nigel Marsh is an underwater photographer and photojournalist whose work has been published in numerous magazines, newspapers and books worldwide. Nigel has dived extensively around Australia, especially the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea, and throughout Asia, Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean and the Caribbean. His underwater photographs have won a number of international photographic competitions.
Nigel’s passion for diving and the marine environment evolved from an early age while snorkeling the beaches off Australia. Three trips to the Great Barrier Reef as a teenager sealed his love for the marine world. Nigel is very passionate about sharks and rays, and has spent a lot of time studying and photo-graphing these amazing creatures. He has also worked closely with a number of research scientists while producing articles on sharks and rays, and his images have assisted with studies into the population and movement of reef manta rays, grey nurse sharks and leopard sharks.
Nigel’s photographs are represented by the photographic library Seapics, which has seen his photos appearing in hundreds of books, magazines, posters and brochures around the globe.