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By David S. Lee,Leo Schleicher,J. Christopher Haney

Off the shore of Hatteras Island, the place the internal fringe of the Gulf movement flows northward over the outer continental shelf, the marine existence is in contrast to that of the other zone within the Atlantic. the following the strong ocean river is helping foster an awfully wealthy range of existence, together with Sargassum mats concealing unknown creatures and unique sea beans, whales and sea turtles, sunfish and flying fish, and shearwaters and Bermuda petrels. in the course of his lengthy occupation as a examine scientist, David S. Lee made greater than three hundred visits to this sector off the North Carolina coast, documenting its amazing biodiversity. during this number of twenty associated essays, Lee attracts on his own observations and information of the North Atlantic marine setting to introduce us to the traditional wonders of an offshore treasure.

Lee publications readers on adventures miles offshore and leagues less than the ocean, mixing own anecdotes with richly precise common heritage, neighborhood tradition, and seafaring lore. those trips supply wonderful and informative connections among the land and the various organisms that stay within the Gulf circulate off the coast of North Carolina. Lee additionally reminds us that ocean environments are fragile and at risk of threats equivalent to pollutants, offshore strength improvement, and weather switch, hard these folks on land to think carefully the prices of ignoring sea lifestyles that flourishes simply past our view.

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By David S. Lee,Leo Schleicher,J. Christopher Haney

Off the shore of Hatteras Island, the place the internal fringe of the Gulf movement flows northward over the outer continental shelf, the marine existence is in contrast to that of the other zone within the Atlantic. the following the strong ocean river is helping foster an awfully wealthy range of existence, together with Sargassum mats concealing unknown creatures and unique sea beans, whales and sea turtles, sunfish and flying fish, and shearwaters and Bermuda petrels. in the course of his lengthy occupation as a examine scientist, David S. Lee made greater than three hundred visits to this sector off the North Carolina coast, documenting its amazing biodiversity. during this number of twenty associated essays, Lee attracts on his own observations and information of the North Atlantic marine setting to introduce us to the traditional wonders of an offshore treasure.

Lee publications readers on adventures miles offshore and leagues less than the ocean, mixing own anecdotes with richly precise common heritage, neighborhood tradition, and seafaring lore. those trips supply wonderful and informative connections among the land and the various organisms that stay within the Gulf circulate off the coast of North Carolina. Lee additionally reminds us that ocean environments are fragile and at risk of threats equivalent to pollutants, offshore strength improvement, and weather switch, hard these folks on land to think carefully the prices of ignoring sea lifestyles that flourishes simply past our view.

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