Still compact and the perfect size for travelling, Pacific Reef & Shore has been updated with new species, up-to-date scientific information and many brilliant photographs of the more than 300 common plants and animals found in the intertidal zone off the coast of North America―from the Aleutian Islands, Alaska, to Point Conception, California. Each entry includes a description summary with information on size and habitat, and a photo for species verification, giving readers an overview of local sea life without weighing them down as they explore the shore.
The world's oceans contain mysteries that scientists are discovering every day. While the depths of the Pacific may seem a world away, the intertidal zones are at the fingertips of any diver, kayaker or beach stroller curious about the various plants and wildlife that dwell there. Lightweight, inexpensive and accessible, Pacific Reef & Shore is the indispensable reference for any curious visitor to the shore.
- 8.55" L x 5.72" W
- 96 pages
Rick M. Harbo, B.Sc., is one of the Pacific Northwest's leading marine writers and photographers. Author of the bestselling Tidepool and Reef, The Edible Seashore, Guide to the Western Seashore, Shells and Shellfish of the Pacific Northwest, and the award-winning book Whelks to Whales, Harbo is a diver and a retired senior marine biologist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada. He is currently working as a Research Associate with the Royal BC Museum. Harbo lives in Nanaimo, BC.
"This is an ideal guide for the scuba diver."
- William Schleihauf, The Northern Mariner
"The book is a rogues' gallery of the ocean; it identifies through pictures and facts. The cover photo depicts a type of sea slug only a mother could love. Some of the mug shots and their colourful names are amazing... Pacific Reef and Shore is a useful, basic book for older kids and adults."
- Jan Degrass, Coast Reporter
"The simplicity and clarity of both description and photos make this guide an excellent choice for family outings."
- Diana Mumford, Wave Length
Since we both love Nudibranchs and their ocean home, my orders are shipped to you using plastic-free, recycle-able materials from Edmonds, WA. Please reuse the materials you get or recycle them! Thank you :)