From the fantastic (tiny fish that live within the anal cavity of sea cucumbers) to the astonishingly beautiful (rare corals and other invertebrates in a kaleidoscope of colors), the animals of the coral reef almost never fail to elicit a "Wow!" from those fortunate enough to see them alive and at close range. Based on more than a decade of painstaking, close-up observations and brilliant underwater photography, Reef Life offers an unforgettably illustrated, clearly explained introduction to the biology and organisms of the coral reef. Technical advisors to this project include several leading marine biologists, ichthyologists, zoologists, and reef aquarists.You'll never look at a reef in the same way again. Includes:Fantastic Life Forms: rare and unusual reef animals captured in their natural hauntsFace-to-Face Encounters: intimate observations from over a decade of underwater researchBiology In Action: fundamental lessons in reproduction and other marine life processes.Profiles in Biodiversity: the fishes, invertebrates, and other animals of the coral realm.