In this book, Iain Anderson studies, photographs and explains how, why and what exists within the top strata of the ocean surrounding New Zealand; the complex relationships different species have with each others and how these animals survive the vagaries of their place on the food chain. The author's unique approach to the species studied leads him to explain and set out his book using engineering terminology that lay readers can understand.
Shortlisted for Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Environment Category 2008.
Iain Anderson (PhD) is a senior lecturer in the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Auckland, with an interest in diving and photographing sea creatures. He has had articles and photographs published in New Zealand Geographic, Pacific Wave and Dive New Zealand. He has won numerous medals in NZ Amateur, Kodak OCEANZ Awards and held public exhibitions of his extraordinary imagery.