The Beachcomber s Guide to Seashore Life in the Pacific Northwest

Author: J. Duane Sept
Publisher: Harbour Publishing
ISBN: STANFORD:36105215498127
Release Date: 2008-09-01
Genre: Nature

More than 270 of the sponges, mollusks, crustaceans, sea stars, jellies, fishes, seaweeds and other flora and fauna you're likely to see in the Pacific Northwest are described here and each is photographed in color for identification in their natural habitat. The guide includes extra information on tidal action, differerent types of intertidal habitats, environmentally-friendly viewing techniques and the best intertidal sites in British Columbia, Washington and Oregon. --From publisher's description.

Beachcomber s Guide to Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest

Author: Thomas M. Niesen
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
ISBN: UCSD:31822026149260
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Nature

This easy-to-read guide describes the unusual creatures and remarkable features that abound along the beaches of the magnificent Pacific Northwest coast. It's packed with color and black/white photos, beautiful, detailed illustrations, and fascinating facts that are sure to enlighten and entertain. This guide divides the coast into specific marine habitats - sandy beaches, estuaries, bays, lagoons, and rocky intertidal zones. It then examines the unique aspects of each habitat and identifies and describes the most common, conspicuous organisms that you're likely to encounter. Seaweeds, crabs, snails, worms, starfish, mussels, barnacles - or for you scientific types, cnidarians, crustaceans, polychaetes, and gastropods - are just a few of the many types of fauna and flora covered in this guide. In addition, the book presents helpful tips on improving your beachcombing skills by knowing where and when to look for these wonderful critters. There's also information on the marine mammals and Pacific salmon that live along the Pacific Northwest coast.

The Beachcomber s Guide to Seashore Life of California

Author: J. Duane Sept
Publisher: Harbour Publishing Company
ISBN: UCSD:31822031426505
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Nature

New revised edtion Beachcomber's Guide to Seashore Life of California REVISED EDITION The first-ever guide to exploring California's seashore.

Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest

Author: Andrew Lamb
Publisher: Harbour Publishing Company
ISBN: UCSD:31822035722057
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Nature

Finalist for 2006 BC Booksellers' Choice Award In Honour Of Bill DuthieWith 1,700 superb colour photographs of over 1,400 species, Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest: A Photographic Encyclopedia of Invertebrates, Seaweeds and Selected Fishes is the most comprehensive collection of photographs of Pacific Northwest marine life ever published. It is designed to allow the reader to recognize virtually any coastal organism that might be encountered from southern Alaska to southern Oregon--from sea lettuces and feather boa kelp through to the leopard ribbon worm, Pacific red octopus, spiny-thigh sea spider and gutless awning-clam. Each species is identified with photographs and includes a description with information on range, habitat, appearance and behaviour.Andy Lamb and Bernard Hanby have spent most of their lifetimes studying and recording Pacific Northwest marine life and have completed over 4,000 scuba dives between them. Some of the species included in this volume have never been featured in print before. Colour-coded for quick reference and including a glossary and full index, Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest is a must-have for serious biologists, scuba divers, beachcombers or anyone interested in marine life and beautiful underwater photography.

Lighthouses and Life Saving on the Oregon Coast

Author: David Pinyerd
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 0738548871
Release Date: 2007
Genre: History

An addition to the Images of America series commemorates the true heroes who served to warn, protect, and rescue those who went to sea off the Oregon coast, beginning with the first Oregon lighthouse built at the Umpqua River in 1857 to the establishment of the Life-Saving Service and today's Coast Guard. Original.

Whelks to Whales

Author: Rick M. Harbo
Publisher: Harbour Publishing Company
ISBN: 1550174916
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Nature

This newly revised and expanded edition contains more than 500 of the most common marine species, fascinating local sponges, jellyfish, crabs, shrimp, barnacles, clams, snails, seals, fish, whales, marine algae and hundreds of other living things that can be observed and identified without being disturbed, conveniently colour-coded for quick reference with a glossary and full index. With comprehensive but concise information on the size, range, habitat and behaviour of each species and full-colour photographs showing marine life as it appears in the wild, this is the perfect guide for everyone, from the novice beachcomber, student or weekend naturalist to the expert biologist.

Shells Shellfish of the Pacific Northwest

Author: Rick M. Harbo
Publisher: Madiera Park, B.C. : Harbour Publishing
ISBN: UCSD:31822023964786
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Nature

This easy to follow, full-colour guide introduces the more than 250 species of mollusks found along the beaches and shallow waters of the Pacific Northwest.

Encyclopedia of Tidepools and Rocky Shores

Author: Mark W. Denny
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520251180
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Nature

"This is the book I have been waiting for! Written by experts in each field, this encyclopedia provides a wealth of information not only about the tidepool and shore life but also the oceanography associated with these habitats. This will be a major reference guide for years to come."--Dr. Nigella Hillgarth, Executive Director, Birch Aquarium at Scripps, Scripps Institution of Oceanography "The "Encyclopedia of Tidepools and Rocky Shores" covers much more than one might guess. It ranges from oceanography, to physiology, biomechanics, and conservation science, along with the expected treatment of the diverse groups of organisms that live in those habitats. The coverage of each topic is kept short and comprehensible to almost everyone, from high schools to colleges, and certainly to the general public interested in learning more about this fascinating part of our natural world. Best of all, the editors have managed to get some of the best scientists in the world, the absolute experts in their fields, to write the articles. The relatively short length of each entry also makes this book an ideal source for assigned readings to accompany marine biology, ecology, or oceanography classes, laboratories and field trips. It will be much appreciated by teachers and students."--Ken Sebens, Director of the Friday Harbor Marine Laboratories, University of Washington "The place where vast oceans meet the land is wondrous, complex and fascinating. Visitors from research scientists to toddlers have explored these ecosystems--one of nature's most popular theme parks. Anyone who has spent time amongst the sea stars, crabs and kelp departs full of unanswered questions. Now these questions can be answered by dipping into the "Encyclopedia of Tidepools and Rocky Shores." The editors and contributors to this reference have created a new standard that will be an immediate classic."--Leon Panetta, Director, The Leon & Sylvia Panetta Institute for Public Policy "This volume is a wonderful introduction to the hidden and fascinating world of rocky tidepools. Grab a copy and head out with your kids or students for an outdoor experience that's sure to get them hooked. From remarkable adaptations of marine algae to weird animal life histories, tidepools hold amazing stories to tell. They deserve our interest--and our care--as part of earth's natural systems that sustain us all."--Julie Packard, Executive Director, Monterey Bay Aquarium "Tide pool lovers the world around will satisfy their curiosity, uncover new gems of insight and renew their wonder of nature at lands' end in this authoritative, fascinating and insightful compilation. Revealed within are the secrets of rocky shores and tide pools--that most dynamic of interfaces between the land and the sea, that treasure chest of rich biodiversity and keen insight, that world where science, literature, beauty and stewardship combine to form the now that integrates the past and tempts the future."--Jane Lubchenco, Oregon State University

Florida s Living Beaches

Author: Blair Witherington
Publisher: Pineapple Press
ISBN: 1561649813
Release Date: 2017-05
Genre: Nature

A newly updated edition of the comprehensive bestselling guide to all things found on Florida's 700 miles of sandy beaches. Over 1400 identified beach features, animals, shells, plants, minerals, and manmade objects, with over 1300 full-color images and over 500 maps and 400 pages.

California Marine Life

Author: Marty Snyderman
Publisher: Roberts Rinehart Pub
ISBN: UCSD:31822027853001
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Nature

California Marine Life is an invaluable guide to common marine species and various habitats found along the California coast. It is fully illustrated with brilliant color photographs of the fantastic creatures that live in these waters.

Pacific Seaweeds

Author: Louis D. Druehl
Publisher: Harbour Publishing Company
ISBN: UCSD:31822029888724
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Nature

What is rich with vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates and proteins, is used to develop everything from cosmetics to pesticides and can be found on any beach in the Pacific Northwest? The answer, many will be astonished to discover, is seaweed. An important food source in Asia for centuries, seaweed is increasingly used in the West for industrial and scientific chemicals, plant fertilizers and livestock feed supplements. Scientists are also just beginning to explore the medicinal value of seaweeds; the powerful nutrients in these amazing plants have been used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure), some cancers and strokes. With line drawings and vivid colour photographs, this easy-to-use book thoroughly documents every aspect of seaweed life, from species identification and seaweed biology to the essential - and often surprising - roles seaweed plays in the marine ecosystem and our everyday lives. Clear and informative, and packed with comprehensive scientific information, interesting facts, further readings and even an assortment of tasty seaweed recipes, this unique and highly readable guidebook will appeal to marine biologists, amateur beachcombers and everyone in between.

A Naturalist s Guide to the Hidden World of Pacific Northwest Dunes

Author: George Poinar Jr
Publisher:
ISBN: 0870718541
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Nature

The Pacific dunes provide a unique habitat for plants, animals, and insects, and anyone who walks along the coast will want to have this illustrated reference handy. While written for the educated public, comprehensive data for biologists studying dune ecology are also included. This guide to exploring the dunes is detailed enough to be used by biologists and ecologists, accessible enough to serve as a field guide to hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. A Naturalist's Guide to the Pacific Dunes belongs on every beach house bookshelf from California to Canada.

Pacific Reef and Shore

Author: Rick M. Harbo
Publisher: Harbour Publishing
ISBN: 9781550177879
Release Date: 2017-05-06
Genre: Nature

Still compact and the perfect size for travelling, Pacific Reef and 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 and Shore is the indispensable reference for any curious visitor to the shore.

A Quick Field Guide to Tidepools of the Pacific Coast

Author: Michael Rigsby
Publisher:
ISBN: 1583690859
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Coastal ecology

A Quick Field Guide to Tidepools of the Pacific Coast is a handy, spiral-bound, heavy-laminated field guide that will help you identify the exciting flora and fauna of this stunning ocean environment.