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Whelks to Whales: Coastal Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest, Revised Second Edition


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ISBN13: 9781550174915
ISBN10: 1550174916
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Newly revised and updated in 2010 with additional photographs and up-to-date names, this full-color field guide to the marine life of coastal British Columbia, Alaska, Washington, Oregon and northern California is perfect for divers, boaters and beachcombers. It is a ready reference to more than 400 of the most common species, the fascinating local sponges, jellyfish, crabs, shrimp, barnacles, clams, snails, seals, fish, whales, sea algae and hundreds of other living things that can be observed and identified without being disturbed.

The book is arranged for quick identification with color-coded sections, full-color photographs and comprehensive but concise information on size, range, habitat and facts of interest about each species. A glossary, checklist, reading list and full index are included.

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Harbo, a marine writer, photographer, diver, teacher of marine life courses, and biologist, offers a guidebook to marine life in the Pacific Northwest. It covers the range, habitat, appearance, and behavior of about 400 common species such as whales, seals, fish, crabs, clams, sponges, and seaweeds. This edition has been revised with new color photos, updated names, and 60 new species. It also has a new section on conservation, information on mass mortalities of certain types of animals, and a new guide to commonly found eggs and egg masses. Distributed in the US by Partners West. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (


One of the best-selling concise guidebooks to marine life of the Pacific Northwest, now revised and updated.

About the Author

Rick 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 Whelks to Whales. Harbo is a diver, teacher of marine life courses and a senior marine biologist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada in Nanaimo, BC, where he lives with his wife and children.

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LMcGuff, July 25, 2012 (view all comments by LMcGuff)
2nd edition includes many new species, new information (1st edition was published in late 1990s), and a new section on eggs and egg cases. It's also better designed with a more readable font and type size. Very worthwhile!
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Product Details

Harbo, Rick M.
Harbour Publishing
Marine Life
Nature Studies-Ocean and Marine Biology
Edition Description:
Revised Second Edition
Publication Date:
February 2011
500+ colour photographs
8.5 x 5.5 in

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