|La vida en el mar. Buceando en la costa de Mar del Plata|
Genzano, G.N. (2010). La vida en el mar. Buceando en la costa de Mar del Plata. INIDEP: Mar del Plata. ISBN 978-987-1443-04-8. 46 pp.
Marine biology; Outcrops; Scuba diving; Shipwrecks; Marine
The book introduces the reader to the fascinating marine life of the Mar del Plata sublittoral marine ecosystems. The rocky outcrops of the region, considered of great environmental and biogeographic interest, extend several miles seawards and constitute the largest hard substrates in the zone. Although in nautical charts the area is referred to as continuous, it is, in fact, a series of isolated outcrops with different physiognomy and faunal composition well known by fishermen and sports divers who refer to them as restingas and bancos. Found there, besides, are the “James Clunies” shipwreck remains and a submarine park formed with the sinking of the vessel “Cristo Rey” that constitute an interesting site for divers. In the text information about the marine organisms that inhabit the area is provided. The clear descriptions of flora and fauna are illustrated with underwater photographs that allow to recognize them. The biologic and ecologic information provided leads to a better understanding of marine life and the ways marine organisms interact with each other and with the physical environment they are surrounded by.