Melbourne Down Under - The Jewels of Port Phillip Bay
by Sheree Marris.
This new book aims to encourage people to slip beneath the waves for a view of the unique natural features and creatures of Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay that not only boasts over 1300 plant and animal species, with over 82% of the marine life of the southern shore found nowhere else on earth, it makes a very unique asset to not only Melbourne and Victoria, but also Australia.
Melbourne is often best known for its sporting events, arts culture, great restaurants and nightlife, but its best kept secret is right on its doorstep in the form of a bustling underwater metropolis.
More colourful and diverse than any tropical reef, Port Phillip Bay is home to vibrant sponge gardens, towering kelp forests, fish that fly, birds that swim and dragons that sparkle like jewels, this has been captured for the first time in a 208 page full colour coffee table book.
Brought to life by former Young Australian of the Year (Environment) and award-winning aquatic scientist, Sheree Marris, Melbourne Down Under showcases, via some stunning photograph, the hidden secrets nature has tucked away in Melbourne’s watery front yard, and invites locals, tourists and businesses to discover the abundance of life and beauty hidden below the surface of the bay.
Melbourne Down Under features images ranging from towering kelp forests to the spectacularly decorated weedy sea dragon, the book showcases stunning imagery captured by local photographers and is complimented with engaging text that will entertain as well as educate. It is a must for the library of any diver or water enthusiast.