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Marine Life of the North Atlantic
This is a product of my interest in photography and my love of the sea. While diving and photographing over the years, I needed just this kind of identification book for our region, but none was available. I often wanted a book that included information and photographs about reproduction, feeding, and unique behavior, as well as color variations within a species. Now, twenty plus years later, I have converted my book into an application. This application has allowed me to include many more animals, animal behaviors, and photos. Hopefully, this user-friendly application will fill the needs of others whose interest is to seek and identify. Perhaps this application will create or maintain in the user the excitement for North Atlantic waters that I still feel each time I dive. After forty years, this is still my favorite underwater area. So, get yourself to the beach. Look carefully among the rocks and crevices. Watch the amazing show that nature provides. I can only hope that you find excitement and pleasure each time you visit and that Marine Life of the North Atlantic will add to your enjoyment.
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Here you can record your dives and observations.

Here you can scroll through the chapters of the book.

Here you can see all your notifications. Such as;
Observations of the animals you’ve been following,
Events, Dive Trips, Club Meetings, Classes, Sales

Here you can create your personal Life List and the List of Animals you are Following (animals you hope to see)

Here you can find a brief description of 4 North Atlantic marine life Zones (coastline, sandy beaches, salt marshes and rocky shores)  covered in this app.

Here you can find the classification system of the marine organisms covered in this app. (kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species)

Here you can find a map of the region covered in this app. (Cape May, New Jersey to Canada)

Here you can set up your account to personalize the application, enabling you to sync Notifications and Lists between multiple devices.

Here you can further personalize the app by prioritizing the Notifications you receive.


This is the premier digital form of my field guide Marine Life of the North Atlantic. I have worked very closely with Timur Kholodenko who is friend, dive buddy, and collaborator. It is his technical knowledge and clever ideas which helped to make this version a reality.

The first four editions of Marine Life of the North Atlantic would not be possible without the contributions of many kind people. They were patiently available for diving, editing, research, technical assistance, and generous gifts of time and resources.

For photography friends, diving buddies, and consultants, again I thank Harvey Petersiel, Fred Bavendam, and Fred Dion. I would like to thank the following underwater photographers who donated images for any of the previous editions. Most are long time diving friends who have contributed in many other ways to this project and to my life. They are: Steve Audet, Fred Bavendam, Jonathan Bird, the late Robert Boyle, Adam Geiger, Timur Kholodenko, Ryan King, Dr. Laurence Madin, David Norman, Richard Palanzi, Jerry Prezioso, Herb Segars, Alan Shepard, and David Whittemore. For all my friends in the diving industry, your contributions and support for the past editions are deeply appreciated.

For scientific information, identification, and expertise, I am indebted to the following people: Ted Maney, Dr. Laurence Madin, Dr. Alan Kuzirian, Dr. Larry G. Harris, Dr. John Costello, Paul Cannon, Brian Cassie, Jerry shine, and the late Dr. Ruth Turner. I am grateful for their generous support and suggestions.

Warm appreciation and thanks to Susan Haas for her explicit and user-friendly illustrations.

The late Robert Boyle of Under Sea Divers helped with reliable dive conditions and generous use of his photos. Tony Bliss, publisher of the 3rd and 4th editions, gave valuable suggestions and careful editing which greatly improved the quality of the book. Particular thanks to Dr. Larry Harris of University of New Hampshire for his enthusiasm in answering my endless, crazy questions.

For editing in earlier editions of the book, I continue to thank David Donavel, Dr. Charles Kellogg, and Anthony Constantino, And finally the quality of the text in this application is entirely due to the dedication, support, patience and love of my wife and editor, Candace.

Writing and photographing a book and now making this phone application has been an incredible journey. But it’s the journey, and the friends along the way, that are the best part of life, both above and under the sea. Thank you all.

Here you can find graphic explanations of how to use the app.

Marine Life of the North Atlantic is a product of my interest in photography and my love of the sea. While diving and photographing over the years, I needed just this kind of identification book for our region, but none was available. I often wanted a book that included information and photographs about reproduction, feeding, and unique behavior, as well as color variations within a species. Now, twenty plus years later, I have converted my book into an application. This application has allowed me to include many more animals, animal behaviors, and photos. Hopefully, this user-friendly application will fill the needs of others whose interest is to seek and identify. Perhaps this application will create or maintain in the user the excitement for North Atlantic waters that I still feel each time I dive. After forty years, this is still my favorite underwater area.

So, get yourself to the beach. Look carefully among the rocks and crevices. Watch the amazing show that nature provides. I can only hope that you find excitement and pleasure each time you visit and that Marine Life of the North Atlantic will add to your enjoyment.

—Andrew J. Martinez

Flexible
✔︎ Easy to search within chapter
✔︎ Easy to make an animal “bucket list”
✔︎ Easy to record your observations
Convenient
✔︎ In your mobile device
✔︎ Chapters are color coded
✔︎ Almost 700 photos at your fingertips
Communicative
✔︎ Easy to share marine observations
✔︎ Receive notifications of important events
✔︎ Receive valuable info about dive trips
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Andrew J. Martinez specializes in photography of the natural world. His photos present images of destinations and lifestyles, documenting life on land and underwater. He has traveled and photographed in many of the world’s beautiful tropical islands from the Indian Ocean to the Caribbean Sea. As a lifelong resident of New England, he has compiled one of the largest files of high quality images of marine life behavior from New England and Eastern Canada. In the last 25 years he has published 4 highly regarded editions of his field guide – “Marine Life of the North Atlantic”. Moving to the 21st century Andrew decided to create the next edition as an application for mobile devices. Now, this field guide can be instantly available since it comfortably fits in your pocket. As an application, the book now has many useful functions, such as recording your underwater observations and instantly sharing them with other enthusiasts. With this mobile app, Andrew hopes the Marine Life - North Atlantic the App will help promote diving, the love of nature, and a desire to keep our oceans healthy.