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Comprehensive compendium of facts about dolphins, sea snails, sponges, starfish, fishes, shore birds, many other creatures of the strand. Detailed coverage of appearance, breeding, growth, feeding, much more. 167 drawings. 16 page photo-section. 1,106 questions and answers. "...an unending source of enjoyment & knowledge for the salty veteran and invaluable to the beginner."-Asbury Park (NJ) Press.
Queries answered about dolphins, sea snails, sponges, starfish, fishes, shore birds, many others. Covers appearance, breeding, growth, feeding, much more.
Do you know what sand is composed of? What makes the sea blue? Why some animals are phosphorescent? What sea urchins feed on? How a squid swims? How often a crab sheds its shell? How a clam worm breeds? How the Portuguese man-of-war got its name? How corals live? What a sea peach is? How you can tell the sex of a sea turtle? How intelligent seals are?
This book contains more than 1001 questions and answers about seashore life, ranging from microscopic diatoms to sea otters and dolphins. You will learn about the breeding habits, motion, feeding, growth, appearance, and other similar pieces of information about such shore animals as the starfish, sand dollar, sea cucumber, sea snail, horse conch, periwinkle, limpet, abalone, clam, oyster, octopus, crab, lobster, shrimp, flatworm, parchment worm, mason worm, sea anemone, jellyfish, sponge, lancelet, sea squirt, sea horse, grunion, flounder, supine, manatee, and more. There is a final chapter on shore birds, as well as chapters on collecting, tides, seawater, plankton, phosphorescence, seaweeds, and jetsam. Many of the animals discussed are depicted in 167 drawings found throughout the book and in 30 photographs contained in sixteen pages in the middle of the book.
Dr. N. J. Berrill's knowledge of marine biology and both Berrill's interest in seashore life have combined to make this an informative and entertaining guidebook. Interested laymen, vacationers, fishermen, and anyone who loves to walk on a deserted beach will enjoy this excellent volume.
From microscopic diatoms to sea otters and dolphins, this comprehensive compendium of facts contains over 1,000 questions and answers about sea snails, sponges, starfish, fishes, shore birds, and many other marine creatures. Detailed coverage includes appearance, breeding, growth, feeding, and much more. 167 drawings and 16 pages of photos.
Over 1,000 questions and answers about sea snails, sponges, starfish, fishes, shore birds, and other marine creatures. Includes appearance, breeding, growth, feeding, much more. 167 drawings. 16 pages of photos.
Table of Contents
I THE SEASHORE
II SHORE ANIMALS
MOLLUSKS?OCTOPUS AND SQUID