Dangerous Sea Life of the West Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico

A Guide for Accident Prevention and First Aid

Book Description

Dangerous Sea Life of the West Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico is a guide for accident prevention and first aid. There are sections on:

  • Species that bite, such as sharks, barracuda, moray eels, alligators and crocodiles, octopi, and sea lice
  • Species that sting, such as jellyfish, stingrays, fire worms, fire coral, cone shells, sea urchins, and bony fishes
  • Species dangerous to eat, from cholera, paralytic shellfish poisoning, red tide, parasites, and ciguatera
  • Pests that harm swimmers, such as various algae, bacteria, and parasites
  • Toxic mucus-secreting species, such as sponges, fishes, and marine toads
  • Fish beak and processing injuries, such as flying fish, billfish, swordfish, and shark skin
  • Human/animal interactions at modern tourist attractions

About Iversen, Edwin S.,

Dr. Edwin Iverson was a professor of marine science at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine Atmospheric Science for 37 years. He published many books and articles. The Rosenstiel School established the Edwin S. Iversen Prize in Aquaculture to honor Dr. Iversen and to promote the career of students interested in the field. Dr. Renate Skinner earned her Ph.D. in biological oceanography as a student of Dr. Iversen at the University of Miami. She worked at Biscayne National Park in the fisheries program and later was district biologist for the State of Florida in Key Largo. Dr. Skinner received a number of environmental awards for her initiative in protecting the marine resources of southeast Florida.