What are your favorite marine science books?

Today I made a “Listmania” list of MarineBio.org’s favorite references in our marine science library and realized how many books I’d read that had a huge influence on my passion for marine conservation. The first was Sylvia Earle’s “Sea Change: A message of the Oceans” – I dragged this book to the beach year after year during my annual vacation to the Florida panhandle but always pushed it aside in favor of sailing narratives or novels. When I finally sat down on the beach and began to read it – I couldn’t put it down. Dr. Earle takes us on a journey to the deep sea as she recounts her many adventures underwater. Continue reading