New book discovers Guam's hidden treasures

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New book discovers Guam's hidden treasures

by: Tim Rock | .
Stripes Guam | .
published: January 14, 2014

Hidden Treasures, Guam's Marine Preserves - Second Edition
by Guam-based author TIM ROCK

A new book is out about Guam’s diverse marine preserves. This book is a second edition of Tim Rock’s 2011 book. This book has 200 more new photos and 20 more pages showcasing Guam and it's marine world. There is an introduction by National Geographic's David Doubilet. Inside this 236-page (book find more than 440 full color images, maps, descriptions and insights into this special Pacific marine world. The small but scenic island of Guam in Western Micronesia is blessed with one of the world's richest coral reef marine environments. It thrives with more than 1000 fish species and over 400 kinds of hard and soft corals, 1,600 mollusk species and a dozen different marine mammals.

The betterment of Guam's diverse underwater world has been the thrust behind a series of nature preserves set up around the island in the last decade. What these areas do is allow breeding stocks to prosper to make more fish and allow corals to grow without stress. In a far-sighted move, the island was studied and some small but very important areas were set aside to help replenish the reefs. They encompass small reef areas and bays from north to south.

They are starting to ensure a resurgence of reef health on this diverse western Pacific gem. This Second Edition is a visual record of the Guam marine preserves by Lonely Planet author and Getty Lonely Planet Images photojournalist Tim Rock, who is a Guam resident. The preserves are now at an important stage in their young development. The book provides a trip through all of the preserves, highlighting Piti Bay and Tumon as they are very popular with water sports enthusiasts. The book also features parks, conservation and historical sites and popular underwater venues found on tropical Guam.

This book is now available worldwide through Amazon and locally on Guam at book  stores, dive centers and base outlets.

Amazon link:  www.amazon.com/gp/product/0983896275

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