The Octopus's Garden

The Secret World Under the Sea

Binding: Hardcover

Imprint: Black Dog Books

Age 5+

General Science, Nature, The Natural World Educational: Sciences

For us air-breathing land dwellers, life under the water is curious and amazing. The deeper you go, the more extraordinary life becomes. Award-winning author Dr Mark Norman is the perfect person to excite wonder in young children with this amazing collection of original images.


Dr Mark Norman is a marine biologist and a world expert on octopuses, squids and cuttlefishes (the ‘cephalopods’). He is Senior Curator of Molluscs at Museum Victoria where he undertakes marine biology research. He is also a trained teacher, an educational display designer and an experienced underwater cinematographer. He has published extensively and his publications include “A guide to squid, cuttlefish and octopuses of Australasia” and “Cephalopods: a world guide”. His research and projects with documentary makers including BBC, National Geographic and Discovery Channel has covered giant squid, poisonous blue-ringed octopuses, huge aggregations of southern giant cuttlefish and diving surveys of remote Indo-Pacific coral reefs.

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