In Beneath Cold Seas, David Hall takes us the underwater world off the Pacific Coast of North America, which features the most diverse and visually spectacular marine life of any temperate or cold-water ecosystem ion the planet. From tiny, candy-striped shrimp to the giant Pacific octopus, alabaster nudibranchs, luminous moon jellyfish, orchid sea stars, wolf eels, rockfish schooling among kelp, playful harbor seals scratching their backs against barnacle-covered rocks, Stellar sea lions, white-sided dolphins, and so much more. Hall's stunning photographs, which are in themselves works of art, reveal both the symbiotic and the predatory relationships in this web of life.
Through state-of-the-art camera equipment and special lighting, he has captured our underwater world in a way that will surprise even those scuba divers most familiar with it and amaze the rest of us.
An introduction by Sarika Cullis-Suzuki, who has lived on the Pacific Coast of North America her entire life and has studied the marine life of the region as well as the fisheries of the high seas, describes her personal experiences with this amazing part of the world and discusses the conservation issues facing this rich yet vulnerable ecosystem.