Synopses & Reviews
Pacific Reef & Shore
is the 21st century successor to Harbo's 1980 bestseller Tidepool and Reef
, with more species, up-to-date scientific information and many brilliant new full-colour photographs of the 300 most common plants and animals of the intertidal zone. Arranged for quick identification with colour-coded sections, this ingenious guide has written descriptions of each organism, with size, habitat and interesting facts conveniently placed next to its photo.
Authoritative and accessible, Pacific Reef & Shore is the indispensable companion for divers, kayakers and beach strollers alike.
"Now you'll know the difference between a hairy lithode and a golf-ball lithode, a wrinkled star and a cushion star."
-Dan Hays, Statesman Journal Statesman Journal
"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 Coast Reporter
"The simplicity and clarity of both description and photos make this guide an excellent choice for family outings."
-Diana Mumford, Wave Length Wave Length
"This is an ideal guide for the scuba diver."
-William Schleihauf, The Northern Mariner The Northern Mariner
"I find this book comprehensive, easy to use, compact, well laid-out, and beautifully illustrated."
-Annie Prud'homme-Genereux, BC Naturalist BC Naturalist
"When my summer visitors arrive and we're wading at the tideline or canoeing over the eelgrass, I'll have Harbo's guidebook handy to settle those inevitable arguments over names for this or that sea critter. His photos and descriptions will definitely incite everyone to look closely at the ocean's treasures."
-Carolyn Redl, Times Colonist Times Colonist
Whales, seals, oysters, crabs, nudibranchs and seaweeds are just a smattering of the sea life you'll find in this comprehensive, easy-to-use pocket guide from Rick Harbo, the dean of popular Pacific Northwest marine biology.
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.