See The Wonders of Our Oceans Through the Eyes of Guy Harvey
The world-renowned scientist, artist and conservationist uncovers fascinating stories and highlights scientific underwater discoveries
The magnificent oceans and its incredible inhabitants come to life in a new memoir titled Guy Harvey’s Underwater World by renowned artist, conservationist, scientist, angler, photographer and entrepreneur Dr. Guy Harvey.
Guy Harvey’s Underwater World is available for pre-order at GuyHarvey.com, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and more. The book retails for $49.95 and will be released on June 1. A portion of sales benefits ocean conservation, research and education through the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF), a non-profit organization dedicated to saving the seas by supporting groundbreaking scientific research and helping foster the next generation of ocean conservationists through education initiatives.
In his fifth published book, Dr. Harvey’s global fishing and diving adventures are presented in strikingly beautiful, visually stunning scenes during expeditions to the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Belize, Cuba, the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, the Yucatan, Mexico, Canada, Alaska, Costa Rica, Australia and the Galapagos.
Drawing from meticulous notes, knock-out photographs and signature artwork, Dr. Harvey weaves together fascinating stories, scientific discoveries and insights into the behavior of dozens of gamefish species to give us an up-close picture of his time on and in the water.
“The different destinations we’ve visited over 20 years provided so much inspiration for new art and new research projects and for the multi-disciplinary nature of the expeditions,” said Dr. Harvey. “Some locations such as the Yucatán and Panama provided constant access to a variety of species. This book summarizes the greater part of our success in our research and conservation efforts and in the art business.”
Guy Harvey’s Underwater World archives the progress, or lack thereof, of research and conservation measures that result from the commitment of time and funding. According to Dr. Harvey, it is important to give readers the true story of the scale, persistence and duration of the journey. That is something they will not see on television, in social media or blogs or through most documentaries.
“In all of the work I’ve learned to fully understand the complex nature of the life histories of large pelagic species like sharks, billfish and tunas, the work has to continue for a long time, sometimes decades if necessary,” said Dr. Harvey. “I was most surprised about and disappointed by the lack of knowledge shown by the general public about the natural history of the oceans and the overall indifference demonstrated by many governments in different countries to the wellbeing and value of marine ecosystems to their sustainable economic development. We hope our work will change that.”
A self-taught artist, Dr. Harvey has built a global lifestyle brand featuring books, apparel, footwear, accessories, home, pet products and merchandise designed with marine wildlife art that is unmatched in authenticity and visual appeal. A portion of sales of Guy Harvey-licensed merchandise benefits ocean conservation, research and education through the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation.
Dr. Harvey has been inducted into the Fishing, Swimming, and SCUBA Diving Halls of Fame. He is a trustee of the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) and his conservation work and scientific research are furthered through the Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI) at Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Harvey is also a signature member of the Society of Animal Artists and the Artists for Conservation, as well as an award-winner of the Academy of Underwater Arts & Sciences.