on 4 May 2012
Jonathan Eyers plumbs the depths of the ocean with How to Snog a Hagfish! Disgusting Things In The Sea. The book dips below the waves to bring us all kinds of interesting facts about all manner of aquatic life.
Although it deals with all kinds of unfamiliar underwater life, this book has a great knack of telling you the weird and wonderful quirks of some fish you will be familiar with, too. Flounders with eyes that move from one side of their head to the other? The slowest baby lobsters being devoured by their parents?
Organic life is not the only disgusting thing in the sea, an interesting chapter towards the end of the book explains the devestating effect we as a race are having upon the seas. A 90 million tonne, floating plastic rubbish dump being one of the main offenders. Of course, the 5 million tonnes of oil we spill into the oceans every year is another.
How to Snog a Hagfish! is a great little read that's guaranteed to tell you something you didn't already know about the 230,000 unique species inhabiting our planet's oceans.