THE CAPTIVE SEA by Craig Phillips


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ere is what it takes to plan, build, stock and run a major aquarium as ld enthusiastically and with much humor by a professional marine biologist and ormer curator of the Miami Seaquarium. The book is a delightful combination of science and personal adventure. Aside from the interesting behind-the-scenes details and descriptions of the special talents and temperaments it takes to collect and display a large variety of sea creatures, there are many anecdotes about the habits, idiosyncracies, and reactions of a host of aquatic and land creatures with which Mr. Craig stocked his tanks, ""Lost Islands"", and unique shark channel. A useful last chapter reviews the major aquaria in the United States and the most important ones elsewhere in the world.

Pub Date: March 18th, 1964
Publisher: hilton