You'll discover answers to many interesting questions in this remarkable guide to the lives and behavior of coral reef fishes and invertebrates. Beautifully illustrated with color photos and black-and-white illustrations, "Watching Fishes" gives you fascinating insights into the "how's, why's , when's, and where's" of dozens of common species that inhabit these unique ecosystems. Indispensible to anyone who enjoys the teeming, colorful world of coral reefs, this delightful book helps answer those naggin "I wonder why...." questions we've all experienced when diving or snorkelling over a coral reef. Focusing on key behavioral aspects of reproduction, territoriality, swimming, eating, etc..., this enlightening text describes in non-scientific, simple language why the creatures that inhabit coral reefs behave as they do. You'll also find a chapter on sharks that addresses popular misconceptions about them; and a chapter that vividly portrays how a typical reef changes from dawn, through the day, to dusk, then into the night. Roberta Wilson is an amateur naturalist who has been exploring the tropical reefs of the XCaribbean Sea, the Red Sea, the Pacific Ocean, and the Great Barrier Reef for almost 30 years. She is the illustrator of this book. James Q. Wilson is a professor of management and public policy at UCLA, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of the National Association of Underwater Instructors.