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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Reef Libre by Robert Wintner Book Tour , Book Review and Giveaway

Book Description for Reef Libre:

reefs host apex predators and coral cover at optimal levels. While
Cuban reef vitality may be linked to economic default and no shoreline
development, no agricultural pesticides or fertilizers and limited human
population growth, the Castro regime is aggressively developing its
reef potential.

Seas to the south are now 100% shark protected.

Cuba travelogues advise “getting off the beaten path,” but Reef Libre
examines that path, to see where it might lead as things change. Will
Cuba reefs remain protected? Or is this perilous age of natural decline a
last chance to see a healthy reef system?

Wintner and the Snorkel Bob Jardines de la Reina Expedition herein
provide narrative insight with photos and video. First stop is the
baseline: Havana urban density. Down south at Cayo Largo, reef collapse
seems imminent with 600 guests changing daily, and the phosphate-laden
laundry water flowing directly to the deep blue sea. Will Cuba’s
Ministry of Tourism step up with the Jardines de la Reina paradigm?
Rising from the Golfo de Ana MarĂ­a, Jardines is a thousand square miles
of mangrove estuary, for ages compromised by constant extraction of its
biggest predators, taken as food. Protected, it now rises on the world
reef stage.

A DVD comes with the book in a paper sleeve glued to the inside cover. Reef Libre, the movie, runs about an hour.

Buy the book:    Amazon    Barnes & Noble


Author's Bio:

known as Snorkel Bob in Hawaii and around the world, Robert Wintner
captures Cuba above and below the surface with urgency and hope. As a
pioneer in fish portraiture, Wintner demonstrated social structure and
etiquette in reef society. Reef Libre goes to political context, in
which human folly will squander Cuba’s reefs as well—unless natural
values can at last transcend political greed. As pundits joust over who
did what to whom and why, Wintner ponders reef prospects in view of
political changes.

Wintner has authored many novels and story collections. Reef Libre is
his fourth reef commentary with photos and his first overview of
survival potential in a political maelstrom. He lives and works in
Hawaii, still on the front lines of the campaign to stop the aquarium
trade around the world.

Connect with the author:     Website  ~   Facebook

Watch the Trailer:

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My review;

"Reef Libre" by Robert Witner has got to be one of the most beautiful books that I have ever seen about reefs anywhere in our world. The full page pictures of the ocean and it's inhabitants are breathtaking. This book is about "Cuba   The Last. Best Reefs in the world." Each and every page was gorgeous. There is also a video that comes with this book and it is also breathtaking. Even as I write about how beautiful they are words are not even coming close to describing this book and its pictures. I am sure that this will be a great addition to any library whether a personal or a public library.  I give this book a 5/5. I was given this book for a review and all opinions are mine.


  1. Thanks, Debra, for getting down and feeling the magic. Robert Wintner

  2. I want to win this book because it looks exciting.