Book on dangerous marine life to be launched

The first ever book on dangerous, venomous and poisonous marine animals in the Maldives is to be launched at Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) at noon on Thursday.

The book “Dangerous Marine Animals – Biology, Injuries & Medical Treatment” (Kikinger, Lindner, Wiesbauer-Ali 2009), was written by two marine biologists and a doctor.

The authors first decided to write the book after they experienced first-hand local doctors’ lack of knowledge regarding such issues.

The book will have many underwater pictures of harmful animals, and a Dhivehi dictionary to help identify them.