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hawaii fish/critter ID book suggestions?

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Taking a trip to Hawaii later this year and am interested in a book to ID what I might see and what I end up seeing. I use the Humann/DeLoach books for the carib and pacific.

Any suggestions for such a book?

I was leaning towards the "Reef and Shore Fishes of the Hawaiian Islands" by Randall but at $125, the price is a bit much.

If I dove there often, that price would not be an issue but the last trip there was 20 yrs ago and it might be a while before returning as well.

 

 

dave

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There are at least some Hawaiian fishes included in the Humann/DeLoach Tropical Pacific book, although I don't know if it includes endemic species. Might it be worth using that to save the $125?

 

-Gina

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I've been diving in hawaii very frequently for 18 years, since my parents moved over there.

 

The hoover book dano mentioned is the standard. And the version 2 is great.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Hawaiis-Fishes-Guide...9604&sr=1-3

 

 

If you want, you can also get an earlier version of randall from 99.

 

They are used at amazon for $1...

 

http://www.amazon.com/Shore-Fishes-Hawaii-...9720&sr=1-4

 

Forget the $125 book, and dive for that price...

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Hoover's fish book is good, but the "Ultimate Guide" is slightly better, with more coverage and a few more stories, if you like that stuff.

http://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Guide-Hawai...ntt_at_ep_dpt_3

Hoover's invertebrates guide is also excellent. "Hawaii's Sea Creatures: A Guide to Hawaii's Marine Invertebrates"

http://www.amazon.com/Hawaiis-Sea-Creature...ntt_at_ep_dpt_4

 

I have tried all the guides, although not the $125 book yet. Randall's other guide, the cheaper "Shore Fishes of Hawaii," is fine, but Hoover is much, much better, in photographs and descriptions.

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Thanks for all the feedback.

I ordered Hoover's "Ultimate Guide" book.

 

Now all I need is to get there! which is much too far away...with 11-14 inches of snow coming tomorrow and -15F (-26C) wind chill coming with it.

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