The purpose of this book is to promote the philosophy that in regard to accidental contamination from Poisonous Marine Life; “Prevention is Better than Cure!”
Although some of the groups in this book may seem unlikely to be eaten, the book is based on proven scientific facts that the animals represented contain poisonous substances, many of which are deadly to humans.
There are also references made to popular Fish that are eaten on a daily basis without any harmfull effects. However. the same species in different areas are infected by ciguatera poisoning and therefore these Fish are warned against in the affected localities.
For persons engaged in fishing, spear fishing, reef walking, snorkelling, scuba diving, dive travel and all who go down to the sea, this book has up to date detailed information on the habitats, behaviour, habits and distribution of Poisonous Marine Life across the Indo-Pacific region.
This, together with the extensive amount of preventative, precautionary advice and First Aid guidance, could very well save any reader a vast amount of unnecessary physical discomfort and quite possibly save a life, in the knowledge that;
“Pre-warned is Pre-armed!”