“In the Depths: (200 pages large format 25 x 34 cm) offers wonderful pictures of fourteen adventurous and special discovery expeditions to all corners of the North Sea. Breath taking pictures, informative columns and quotes reflect the experiences of passionated divers during the expeditions with the sturdy vessel Cdt. Fourcault. Eight chapters tell the story of the typical area’s of the North Sea. Each area is a beauty on its own having it’s own story about wrecks, flora and fauna.
Unique reefs on the seabed are shown : fully grown shipwrecks, rocks and reef building species. These oases of life lie on a Sandy bottom with an average depth of thirty metres and are nulseries and shelters of our sea. The shipwrecks look like time capsules that show us what the North Sea looked like in the past. The reefs are particularly colorful, diverse and densely populated. While diving, the flora and faunae mapped out, with dozens of new and rare species discovered for the Netherlands.
This biodiversity also attracts other interested parties: cod and sea bass are frequently fished on the wrecks. During the expeditions, the volunteers salvaged more than 60,000 kilos of lost fishing gear from 162 wrecks. The findings of the expeditions are valuable: they show us what the North Sea looks like today, give us a glimpse of the past and reveal what our sea might look like in the future.
In this reprint new photographic material has been included and many discoveries of the most recent expeditions have been added. For example, attention is paid to the reintroduction project for the flat oyster on the Borkum Stones and the disaster with the cargo ship MSC ZOE.
This book is a must-have for nature- and sea life enthousiasts. Please contact us for special pricing in case of orders larger than 50 books.
Preview of this edition: Impression_Deep_EN
Editors: Klaudie Bartelink, Willem Heijdeman and Ben Stiefelhagen
Photographers: Udo van Dongen, Cor Kuyvenhoven, and Joost van Uffelen
Design, maps and image processing: Jan Johan ter Poorten, Aperta
Drawings: Hendrik Gheerardyn
Print: High Trade