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

Off the shore of Hatteras Island, the place the interior fringe of the Gulf circulation flows northward over the outer continental shelf, the marine existence is in contrast to that of the other region within the Atlantic. the following the robust ocean river is helping foster an awfully wealthy variety of lifestyles, 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 study scientist, David S. Lee made greater than three hundred visits to this sector off the North Carolina coast, documenting its remarkable biodiversity. during this selection of twenty associated essays, Lee attracts on his own observations and data of the North Atlantic marine surroundings to introduce us to the average wonders of an offshore treasure.

Lee publications readers on adventures miles offshore and leagues less than the ocean, mixing own anecdotes with richly specified normal heritage, neighborhood tradition, and seafaring lore. those trips offer unique and informative connections among the land and the varied organisms that dwell within the Gulf move off the coast of North Carolina. Lee additionally reminds us that ocean environments are fragile and prone to threats comparable to toxins, offshore strength improvement, and weather switch, tough these people on land to think carefully the prices of ignoring sea lifestyles that prospers simply past our view.

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