Published on 31 December 2010
Between the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean, dotting the northern coast of the Gulf of Aden, the coral reefs of the South Yemeni coast deserve the full attention and interest of scientiste, naturaliste, ecologists, amateur and professional divers and indeed of the public at large. Although by no means comparable in sheer site to the major coral reef systems of the world, they nevertheless are real little gems, offering to the underwater adventurer, explorer or curions dives, reefscapes of unparalleled beauty amidst the whirlpool of an exuberant fish life rarely seen elsewhere. Written by experts in the field and beautifully illustrated by a talented underwater photographes, this field guide introduces us to the mysteries and to the science of the world of reef corals and coral reefs and makes us become familias with nearly eighty of the most common or striking reef coral species to be found in the ares. It will undoubtedly be the indispensable companion of all diving enthusiasts and nature loyers who avant to experience the magic of reef corals away from the beaten track.
PICHON M., BENZONI F., CHAINEAU C.-H. & DUTRIEUX É. 2010. — Field guide to the hard corals of the southern coast of Yemen. Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris ; Biotope, Mèze, 256 p. (Hors collection ; 31).