A practical guide to 1 527 marine organisms found in the vicinity of Bermuda. Useful as a field identification guide and an introduction to systematic marine biology throughout the tropical West Atlantic. The book covers a wide range of fauna and flora - from bacteria to seaweeds to molluscs to fish to whales. Definitions for a large number of categories above the genus level, from family through phylum, make up the framework for an orderly representation of the diversity of marine life. In addition, the book is illustrated with line drawings and color plates.