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.

Coastal Fishes of the Pacific Northwest

Author: Andy Lamb
Publisher: Harbour Publishing Company
ISBN: 1550174711
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Nature

A completely revised and updated edition of this best-selling comprehensive field guide to marine fishes of BC, Washington, Oregon, southern Alaska and Northern California.

Coastal Fish Identification

Author: Paul Humann
Publisher: New World Publications
ISBN: 1878348434
Release Date: 2008-08-01
Genre: Nature

The updated and enlarged Second edition features more than 30 additional species and 70 new photographs. From the beautiful cool waters of Catalina Island to the frigid straits teaming with life in British Columbia, this book covers it all. This is the most comprehensive pictorial fish ID guide ever published for these waters. More than 320 superb color photos are presented in our popular, quick-reference format. Now in flexibinding (cloth stitched like hardcover, but a soft flexible cover like paperback).

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.

Guide to Marine Invertebrates

Author: Daniel Gotshall
ISBN: UCSD:31822034490888
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Science

This is the largest species of sea pen encountered by divers in the northern Pacific. the short, slender branches of the stalk are white, as are the polyps.

Encyclopedia of British Columbia

Author: Harbour Publishing
Publisher: Harbour Publishing Company
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Reference

"Everything you always wanted to know about BC, with more than 4,000 entries and hundreds of photos, maps, tables and charts, plus an interactive CD-ROM" Cf. Our choice, 2001.

Seashore Life of the Northern Pacific Coast

Author: Eugene N. Kozloff
ISBN: 0295960841
Release Date: 1983
Genre: Nature

From Monterey Bay to northern British Columbia, zoologist Eugene Kozloff describes the common plants and animals that inhabit rocky shores, sandy beaches, and quiet bays and estuaries.

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.

Seaweeds of the Pacific Coast

Author: Jennifer Mondragon
ISBN: UCSD:31822031928211
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Marine algae

This all color field guide describes 136 species of seaweed that occur from Alaska to nothern Baja California. For each species there is one or more color photos. The narrative includes a brief description, goegraphical range and notes on natural history. Also included are sections on uses for seaweed, collecting and photographing seaweeds.

Plants and Animals of the Pacific Northwest

Author: Eugene N. Kozloff
Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre
ISBN: 029595597X
Release Date: 1978
Genre: Nature

Describes and illustrates over four hundred plant and animal species fairly common and widely distributed in the Pacific Northwest, from southern Oregon to British Columbia

Second Nature

Author: David J. Shepherdson
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
ISBN: 9781588343659
Release Date: 2012-01-11
Genre: Nature

Growing recognition of the complexity of animals' physical, social, and psychological lives in the wild has led both zookeepers and the zoo-going public to call for higher environmental standards for animals in captivity. Bringing together the work of animal behaviorists, zoo biologists, and psychologists, Second Nature explores a range of innovative strategies for environmental enrichment in laboratories and marine parks, as well as in zoos. From artificial fleeing-prey devices for leopards to irregular feeding schedules for whales, the practices discussed have resulted in healthier, more relaxed animals that can breed more easily and can exert some control over their environments. Moving beyond the usual studies of primates to consider the requirements of animals as diverse as reptiles, amphibians, marine mammals, small cats, hooved grazers, and bears, contributors argue that whether an animal forages in the wild or plays computer games in captivity, the satisfaction its activity provides—rather than the activity itself—determines the animal's level of physical and psychological well-being. Second Nature also discusses the ways in which environmental enrichment can help zoo-bred animals develop the stamina and adaptability for survival in the wild, and how it can produce healthier lab animals that yield more valid test results. Providing a theoretical framework for the science of environmental enrichment in a variety of settings, the book renews and extends a humane approach to the keeping and conservation of animals. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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

151 Dives in the Protected Waters of Washington State and British Columbia

Author: Betty Pratt-Johnson
ISBN: 1594850437
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Sports & Recreation

In 151 Dives, Betty Pratt-Johnson focuses on the watersshe knows best: that of Washington and British Columbia.She has personally completed each dive and chosen themfor this new guidebook based on the special features thatdivers go searching for: wrecks, marine parks, and sealife such as octopus, wolf eels, dolphin, salmon andcountless ......