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Eastern Pacific

Deeanne Edwards started diving in 1982 while living in Santa Barbara, California. With a recent degree in Microbiology from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, she worked on a project in Australia for 3 months, and did her first tropical diving. She never looked back and started taking pictures while diving almost immediately. After receiving a Master's degree in Microbiology at U.C. Davis in 1989, Deeanne worked at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, in the Marine Biology Research Division for 13 years. She is now switching gears to concentrate on her avocation of travel and underwater photography and is looking for opportunities where she can utilize her talents, hard work and possibly her scientific background in exchange for experience, travel and photographic opportunities.
Underwater photography became a serious hobby soon after buying her first Nikonos camera and strobe. Currently, she shoots mostly with a digital Canon A570 in a Canon housing. Deeanne is Past President of the San Diego Underwater Photographic Society.
Deeanne's primary diving buddy is her husband Pete who helps her immensely with his amazing underwater navigation skills and spotting every kind of creature imaginable. Diving and underwater photography would not be nearly as fun or successful without him. They live in Sebastopol, CA with their two dogs and five chickens.


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References used for identification:
Coastal Fish Identification by Paul Humann
Pacific Coat Pelagic Invertebrates by Wrobel and Mills
Pacific Coast Nudibranchs, 2nd edition, by Behrens
Guide to Marine Invertebrates, Alaska to Baja Calif. by Gotshall
Pacific Coast Invertebrates, 3rd edition by Daniel Gotshall
Sea of Cortez and Galapagos-
Sea of Cortez Marine Animals by Daniel Gotshall
Sea of Cortez Marine Invertebrates by Alex Kerstitch
Reef Fish Identification, Galapagos by Paul Humann
Western Pacific
Indo-Pacific Coral Reef Field Guide by Allen and Steene
Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and S-E Asia by Allen
Southeast Asia Tropical Fish Guide by Kuiter and Debelius
Nudibranchs and Sea Snails Indo-Pacific Field Guide by Debelius
1001 Nudibranchs by Neville Coleman
Tropical Pacific Invertebrates by Colin and Arneson
Coral Reef Animals of the Indo-Pacific by Gosliner,
Behrens and Williams
Living Reefs of the IndoPacific by Rob van der Loos

Deeanne diving with camera at Catalina Island
Photo by Brian Bell-Irving
Contact Information:
Marine Life Photo
Deeanne Edwards