Close Encounters with Marine Life

Close Encounters with Marine Life

Coral Finder 2021 - BYO Guides

The 3rd edition of the book that took the mystery out of coral ID is now available. The Indo Pacific Coral Finder delivers instant genus level coral ID anywhere between the Red Sea and Easter Island.
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The completely revised & up-to-date 4th edition of the book that took the mystery out of coral ID is now available. The Indo Pacific Coral Finder delivers easy genus level coral ID anywhere between the Red Sea and Easter Island.

What is it?

The world’s first easy-to-use coral ID guide anyone can use.

What does it do?

Lets the untrained diver identify corals to genus level regardless of growth form. Links to topside resources for post-dive learning.

How does it work?

Choose the shape, texture or lifestyle of your coral from the Key Page, follow the prompts & select a Look-Alike page of “best bets” for what your coral might be. Use your visual supercomputer (eyes) to pattern search the grid of images, confirm the key characters and true scale.

Who is it for?

Everyone! – recreational divers dive instructors, dive boats and businesses, snorkelers, reef walkers, students, naturalists, scientists.

Why should I buy it?

Because it works ... and it has a free complete video training course (in English and in Bahasa Indonesian).

How it works

Take photos of the corals you want to identify. Using the Coral Finder choose a shape from the Visual Navigation system then select a page of “best bets” for what your coral might be. Now your choice is visual, easy to confirm and Latin free. All ID’s cross-reference back to Corals of the World for follow up to species level.

Glossary

The Coral Finder takes the confusion out of learning coral identification with a simplified glossary of terms. Culled from the hundreds in use by professional taxonomists the Coral Finder only tells what you need to know to get the job done.

Reverse engineering

So you have a coral that doesn’t quite fit what you see on your Look-Alike page. Crisis? What crisis? Just use the genus index to track it down among the Coral Finder’s other growth forms. It’s called reverse engineering, you can do it underwater, and we don’t mind a bit!

ID

The Coral Finder makes coral identification practical and easy by using WYSIWYLF – What You See Is What You Look For! Instead of memorising thousands of images and names in your head you just look up the shape and the Coral Finder gives you a simple matrix of best bets to choose from. Simple – just the way we like it.

Links

The Coral Finder Version 3.0 provides a direct link from the coral you see underwater to the best choices to follow up in Corals of the World. 

©2021 - Author: Russell Kelley - Publisher: BYO Guides - ISBN 978-0-646-52326-2